An eye for an eye. You take someone's life , I take yours. If you are against the death penalty, think of this question, "What if someone has done harm to your family?" I'm pretty sure your opinion would change. Everyone has a revengeful side. It is better to let court handle it rather than to let the victims carry out the sentence.
I do not think we should reward murderers by keeping them alive in air conditioned prisons where they are fed everyday. If they are worthless to society they should get out. I think that the death penalty should only be given out to those who are definitely guilty and do agree that it has been given out to people that may not have been proven 100% guilty and that is wrong as mistakes can be made. But if someone is beyond a doubt guilty they should be given the death sentence instead of life in prison. I do not want my taxes going to keeping a murderer alive. I would rather have my tax money go to killing those murderers. And it shouldn't take 20 years either. We need to get rid of lethal injection, unless they killed their victims in a humane way (LOL), and bring back shootings or hangings, they are quicker, and cheaper. I understand that we want our criminals to be as comfortable as possible during their punishment but... WTF why do we want them to even be comfortable. I have gone a long time without killing anyone and it hasn't been very hard! If they take away someone else's right to life, then they are themselves giving up their right to life.
I support the death penalty, family and friends don't deserve to lose a family member because someone killed them for no reason. If they take a persons life, they should have one. Yes they will suffer in prison but they might kill another human being in the cells. We need to stop them before they kill more.
The death penalty was first instituted by God Himself. Man didn't invent the death penalty, so man has no right to abandon it. We live in an age when everyone is far too concerned with "human rights", and God has been practically ignored, as if He had no rights at all. God has given man the MORAL DUTY to execute those who choose to take the lives of others. Exodus 21:12 says, "He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death." Do you wish to honor God? Then you must support the death penalty, because God commands it.
If a man has taken the life of another man then he deserves death. Some people just do not deserve to live after they have done dangerous and crazy things. The golden rule is that you should treat others as you would what to be treated. Thus meaning if you murder someone you deserve death as well.
• The Death Penalty Is Good for the Environment
• Respecting the value of human life
• Public safety
• DNA testing and other methods of modern crime scene science can now effectively eliminate almost all uncertainty as to a person's guilt or innocence.
• Prisoner parole or escapes can give criminals another chance to kill.
• It contributes to the problem of overpopulation in the prison system.
• It gives prosecutors another bargaining chip in the plea bargain process, which is essential in cutting costs in an overcrowded court system.
• The death penalty gives closure to the victim's families who have suffered so much.
• It creates another form of crime deterrent.
• Justice is better served.
• More Humane than other Forms of Punishment
• Removal of a Threat to Society
• Prevents recidivism
If there was any doubt that we need the death penalty before the Boston Marathon, the should be little doubt now. Dzhokhar should be treated so he can questioned, he then should then receive a fair trail, and if found guilty, he should be swiftly, (and preferably painfully) executed. I take no pleasure in seeing a 19 year old executed, but there is no doubt that justice demands it. Luckily the Federal Government has a death penalty, because the liberals in Massachuseets do not.
If we put everyone on life in prison (no parole), they would be full and overcrowded. They already are. Some prisoners may prefer the death penalty to living in a overcrowded hell hole. We would be overwhelmed by the taxes as citizens. If a prisoner had a chose life or death then maybe.
I support capital punishment for those who willfully murder children and the elderly. There's just no place on Earth for monsters like that as long as they're guilty, and I'm sure a majority of Americans would agree! Children and the elderly are defenseless against murder therefore the penalty needs to fit the crime, and states that don't have it should reinstate it for these murders, and states that are considering abolition should retain it for these murders!
A rapist raped and beat 3 women, and was set to serve up to 25 years in prison, but due to "good behavior" he gets out in 6 and a half years. Then within 5 months he strikes again, twice, and now he set to serve another 35 years, he needed the death penalty.
Everyone deserves a second chance. As long as they are willing to change, they should be allowed a second chance. It is only fair and killing them wont change anything. It is just one more life taken away. Isn't that just redoing what the murderer did? "A life for a life". So those who hung the convict should die too. Think about it.
The Bible tells us not to murder. In a way, by agreeing with the death penalty we are murdering. Wouldn't you feel the slightest bit of guilt for knowing that you killed someone? It's OK to want someone to die because of their wrong doings, but how would you feel after you know that you are the murderer, in the end?
1) It costs more to kill them than to keep them alive.
2) Dying is too easy, I would rather die than be kept in prison for the rest of my life.
3) We run the risk of killing innocent people.
4) It is ineffectual as a crime deterrent.
5) It sends the message that killing is great as long as the government does it.
I don't support the death penalty because it is not nearly humane at all. A big thing here is that two wrongs do not make a right, which is absolutely correct. People change, they make better decisions and they change their frames of mind all the time. In many cases, the penalized human is innocent. Why would you want to take the risk of killing an innocent person because you think that they are guilty? You must give people a chance to change who they are before you make an immediate assumption.
There are many cases where African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, etc, are convicted of crimes they did not commit and then prosecuted. Because of their skin color, people will believe they have committed a crime. Statistics show that black defendants were 1.7 times more likely to receive the death penalty than white defendants, and that murderers of white victims were 4.3 times more likely to receive the death penalty than those who killed blacks .
Life is a human right and I do not believe we have the right to take it away. I understand the argument for it but I personally do feel it violates the constitutional rights of being an American citizen. If someone sentenced to life in prison would ask for euthanasia then that is one thing, but killing someone, even a criminal, just seems out of the government's control in my opinion.
1) It does not act as a deterrent; in the USA in 2011 the rate of murders in states with the death penalty was 4.7% per 100,000 people. In non-death penalty states, it was 3.1%. So it clearly doesn't stop people from committing murder.
2) It cannot be reversed. When someone is found to be innocent after a conviction they can be released, pardoned, given financial aid and live the rest of their lives comfortably. If they have been executed, a pardon is of no use to them at all. You can never be sure that someone is 100% guilty. So, there is always the risk of killing an innocent man.
3) It is actually more expensive than a life sentence after the cost of appeals; California has spent an additional $184 million on the death penalty per year because of the additional costs of capital trials, enhanced security on death row, and legal representation, since 2011.
4) It does not help the victims of the crime or their families in any way. It is revenge, cold and calculated.
5) If you happen to be a Christian and you are pro-death penalty, read your bible. Thou shalt not kill.
6) If you still really support the death penalty, then you must accept that if your son or daughter murders they will be executed, and this is something that you agree with wholeheartedly.
I despise any country with the death penalty because it is a blatant disregard for life. Anyone would see that it would mean a lot of questions will be asked if they put an innocent to death. It's happened before in history, and it will happen again in the present.
In my eyes those who make that decision have to die as well, they are killing so why shouldn't they die if they give the order to die, they are killers too. When they reach that decision they become killers. Kill them to. Most of the time innocent get killed and their families scared.
"Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?" Just read over that. It should make sense.
Putting them to death to prove that we are against killing doesn't exactly make any sense. It contradicts our country's belief system. It's inhumane, to put it simply.