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  • People have been MURDERED.

    Death penalty should be legal, for murdering and raping at least. What happens is that some people, whilst robbing or committing crimes, murder people. Sometimes people murder on on purpose! Why? Hatred? Personal revenge? Even then murdering is still wrong. Just imagine, someone murders, goes to jail, comes out, murder again. These people should be hanged to death! I mean, why should someone be allowed to play sports, read books, even LIVE, when they have taken a life away from someone else? As for the raping, it's worse than murdering. Invading someone's privacy. Actually it's demolishing a human right! Would you be able to live with that on your conscience? I wouldn't.

  • Kathlynn Shepard's murder

    Yes, the man killed himself, but before then he was in prison for kidnapping and rape before. While also being linked to two other girls. He was let out early, and because of this, two more girls were abducted, and one was murdered before her time. The fear of most children has risen, as well as fear for parents whom have young girls. This is not fair that this man was let out early and a young girl was taken from this world. He should have been put to death for the first two, instead of having the luxury of being able to end his own life, on his terms. This does not give the families the justice they deserve, instead gives them a larger heart ache. Being the oldest sister of six, and one of the twins being molested at 8 months makes my heart break, especially since this man was never caught.

  • yes, it should be legal

    The death penalty serves justice. If you think that you have the right to end someone's life, you deserve the death penalty. If you don't have respect for someone else's life then you don't deserve the right to die. Our jails are for people who commit small crimes. Our tax money should go toward keeping death sentenced people alive.

  • Justice must be served.

    In this time of vagrant disrespect for the law we need the death penalty. Way too many times justice is not served and people get away with murder. The legal system is too lenient and does not let the criminal pay the price of the crime which was committed. Too many times instead of the death penalty the criminals lawyer fights for a more lenient sentence such as life imprisonment instead of the death penalty.

  • Death penalty should be legal everywhere!!

    Yes I believe the death penalty should be legal because if you kill someone you shouldn't be able to just go to jail. You should have the same punishment as the crime you committed. There has been some cases where the criminal gets off on parole. Also they could be stuck on death row for max 20 year!

  • Death Penalty Should be legal.

    Death penalty has been used throughout history as a way to punish individuals that have committed certain crimes. In the recent years, through research, accuracy in one receiving the death penalty has increased. Many things have been discovered by Psychologists,involving things such as why innocent people confess.Laws have been made to prevent the innocent from being executed. There was a time when innocent people confessed to murder because of brainwashing incidents. With the increase of knowledge , and more laws added concerning the death penalty, those individuals sentenced to death have actually committed the crime they have been punished for. Each individual in the United States has been educated abut the death penalty and crimes that have capital punishment.With the increase in knowledge, he decrease in sentencing innocent people to death, the death penalty is fair.

  • Yes, it should be legal

    I think if you kill someone, especially if it it premeditated, you should be killed too. Yes, it is somewhat harsh, but killers should not be living and have a possibility to escape prison, and get to eat, sleep, and other activities in prison. People in poverty have it worse than them, and they didn't comit a cold blooded crime. Also, tax payers should not have to pay for them to live and be supported in jail. An argument comes up that they don't learn their lesson just dying,but the suspense and ultimate fear they get when sitting on that table with the needle in their arm, the fear is unbearable.

  • Yes, it should be legal

    I say that the death penalty should be legal because of how our justice system works nowadays. It happens way too often, where a murderer will NOT serve their entire sentence due to good behavior. A few cases have been where a person had a life sentence got out on parole. This SHOULD NOT be okay, and It's not acceptable. The death penalty should be for those criminals who commit terrible crimes, like murder in cold blood and murderers who killed a lot of people.

  • Yes

    I strongly agree with enforcing the death penalty in all states. I believe if you kill someone or cause bodily harm that results in death or a severe loss of quality of life, you should also be sentenced to death. The only problem is that many people who are on death row in states where it is legal sit on death row for 20 years. So that being said the system should be fixed as well. Life is prison sometimes is too good for the disgusting people who kill others. I say make the death penalty enforced everywhere.

  • Death penalty should be legal!!

    Lots of people have been murdered.
    I think that death penalty should be legal, at least for murderers and rapists. Many people rob, commit crimes or murder. Some people murder on purpose. There is no resin that can give you the rite to murder someone not even hatred or personal revenge. It’s like someone murders goes to jail, and comes out and murders again. These people should just have been hanged the first time they murdered. Why should someone eat, have fun or even live when they have killed, taken the opportunity for another person to live. I mean why would they even want to live? Now the rapists have done a bigger crime they have invaded someone’s privacy. Would you want to live with the fact that you let a rapist live and he might do it again? I wouldn’t.
    In the past years death penalty increased in 2010 54% of the people were getting death penalty in 2014 68% of the people were getting death penalty.

  • Ban the death penalty.

    The death penalty should be banned! All life is important. It's just not right. God made that person for some reason, we just have to figure that out. Also, it costs more to kill a criminal with the death penalty than to keep them in jail. Think about your dad, mom, siblings, or anyone close to you being killed, not just by a criminal but by the government.

  • Death penalty opinion.

    I think that the death penalty should not be legal because that's obviously why we have jails and prisons. We don't need a whole lot of punishments, I mean, that is just retarded if we already have punishments and want more. It's like asking for more food when you already have.

  • Death Penalty is against the Constitution!

    The constitution of the United States has always paraded the words, "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." I believe this should extend to even the worst of the worst. Under no circumstances should ANY higher authority take away the life of another human being unless it is consensual. Even the government. Murdering a murder is not justice. It is hateful revenge.

  • Death is an Escape

    If someone commits a crime, why should they be allowed to have the easy way out? Yes, maybe what a person did was terrible but they deserve to rot in jail and think about it for the rest of their lives. That is so much more torture than just giving them a place to lie for the rest of time.

  • No it shouldn't

    People should get a second chance no matter what god didn't create people like they are for them to just be wiped out. Its just not right. They should just do as they please but should be put in jail for life not executed god created all in his image as said in the bible.

  • NO IT SHOULD NOT BE LEGAL 13 reasons why...

    1 its an easy way out
    2 its more expensive
    3 forgiveness Is said throughout the bible
    4 hypocrite
    5 Racism is a major play
    6 there is a lower murder rate without it
    7 its applied at random
    8 innocent people have been killed
    9 it goes against almost all relgions
    10 The USA is keeping company with notorious human rights abusers
    11 Millions currently spent on the death penalty could be used to assist the families of murder victims
    12 Bad Lawyers are a Persistent Problem in Capital Cases
    13 Life Without Parole is a Sensible Alternative to the Death Penalty

    and many more reason i could be here all day...

  • An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

    If a person is killed for killing another person then that person is killed for killing that person. How would this stop the endless cycle of hatred? There is no justice in killing others, that's just revenge . What gives you the right to decide who lives or dies, that's playing god. This makes one blind to the circumstances, emotion or mental state or reason that drove him or her to kill someone. In this world there is no right or wrong, black and white, it's just many different shades of grey.

  • Should it be over that quickly?

    If someone murders or rapes somebody shouldn't they have a longer lasting punishment? If they are killed, it is over instantly whereas if they are imprisoned for the rest of their life, they will have all that time to regret it. Also, as quoted by Ghandi, 'An eye for an eye, will make the whole world blind.' That basically means what can we achieve from revenge. Being vindictive won't sole the proble, will it?

  • If you kill the murderer then you're like him .

    The murderer should be punished because of what he/she has done . Of this punishment will be death penalty , then somebody who kills him/her is the same!! And also , there shouldn't exist any kind of work, where you are paid when you kill people . It's just something UNHUMAN !!!

  • If somebody kills someone, shouldn't their punishment be longer?

    If somebody murders somebody, shouldn't their punishment be longer? If they get killed as well it will be over in seconds. They should live to regret their actions for the rest of their life in prison. I know I would rather be killed than spend the rest of my life in prison. I do, however, disagree with the length of the sentences for murder. They should be in for the rest of their life if they take someone else's life.


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