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should we have the death penalty?

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Started: 11/3/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jaidenwooster98

Con

I strongly believe that we should not have the death penalty. 1 of every 7 people on death row are innocent. There are to many mistakes when it comes to taking a mans life. Jail time should be enough. At least it gives those innocent a chance to be free again and those that actually deserve to die, time to think about what they did. Most of the time, guilt eats them alive and they regret what they did for the rest of their lives. It also costs about $3.6 million dollars for every person we kill on death row. That's a lot of money that could be spent on schools, roads, work places, and many other areas.
tea_and_coffee

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I believe that the death penalty should be an option.

The death penalty is not just a punishment for criminals, it also provides closure for the family and victims. For the criminals that commit heinous crimes, it's a way to make sure they don't kill again.

By having the death penalty as an option might deter people from committing crime.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by IAmPeace 1 year ago
IAmPeace
Death penaltys are not necesary!

We all need to open are eyes and relise, that other humans have a life. We dont need to take there life away! That person will never get to complete his or hers goals in life, instead she or he has to be sentanced to an enternal sleep, never to be awoken. That person should deserve a chance in life. I understand that there trying to lower crime rates, but death isnt the answer. I'm sure if Martin Luther king were to be alive or Gandhi They would think the same thing.
Posted by arch001 1 year ago
arch001
death penalty is necessary in order to maintain and control crime..which is a growing global problem. It has been many years since we humans have tried out peace but I would like to quote JFK "peace does not mean the absence of violence..it means to eradicate evil in any way possible" showing us that death penalty is required . One more thing is that ...millions of innocent people die every week in accidents and in some cases murder then why on earth can those people who have taken the lives of men and women get the punishment they deserve . nobody says anything when these innocent people die then why shold we hesitate about killing someone as inhumane as hell's devil...
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