The Instigator
farmboy22
Con (against)
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The Contender
LightC
Pro (for)
Winning
26 Points

the death penalty should not be enforced

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/16/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 3,284 times Debate No: 6547
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farmboy22

Con

A longtime sex offender was sentenced to death for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old Idaho boy after federal jurors deliberated just three hours. The jurors' recommendation was binding for the judge in the case, Edward Lodge of Federal District Court, who sentenced the man, Joseph E. Duncan III. Relatives of the victim, Dylan Groene, remained somber as the jury's decision was announced. Mr. Duncan murdered Dylan's mother, older brother and his mother's fianc´┐Ż in May 2005 at their Coeur d'Alene home to kidnap him and his sister, Shasta, who was sexually abused along with her brother but survived. Mr. Duncan took Dylan and, Shasta, to a remote western Montana campsite where he raped, tortured and threatened them before shooting Dylan in the head and burning his body. Jurors viewed a videotape Mr. Duncan had made of his sexually abusing, torturing and hanging Dylan. So sinse you think the the death penatly should not be enforced he should have just got life in prison instead of what he deserved.
LightC

Pro

Before we start, I am going to say that I am pro-death penalty, and am taking this up just for fun.

My opponent gives a very detailed account of an egregious crime. And since his case is one example, we must assume that the resolution would only be pertaining to this specific case.

Thesis: The death penalty should not be enforced in this particular issue because the detailed crime is so egregious that it literally ripped the victim's human worth from them. Thus, the death penalty is too easy in this case.

Bright-line: Proportionality

Contention I: Use of Torture

A. Physical

Since the killer tortured their victims to an inconceivable amount, it is only just and appropriate to do the same thing to him. Using the death penalty is to easy and will only be a few seconds of pain, not even. That is no way proportionate to the harm he caused his victims.

B. Sexual

Since the killer tortured his victims sexually, and raped them, again the death penalty is not appropriate in this case because it is to simple and kind. He caused them sexual pain, and thus deserves the same thing.
Debate Round No. 1
farmboy22

Con

farmboy22 forfeited this round.
LightC

Pro

Extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
farmboy22

Con

farmboy22 forfeited this round.
LightC

Pro

Extend my arguments once again.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by fo-shizzle 8 years ago
fo-shizzle
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Posted by LightC 8 years ago
LightC
He is, even though he took the con position.
Posted by fo-shizzle 8 years ago
fo-shizzle
wait, who is for death penalty and who is against?
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