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Rapists deserve death

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Started: 9/14/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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If rape is as bad as murder, then why commit it just to punish them? Why stoop to their level?


First of all, let's take a look at the facts:

" Men and women who are raped are 9 times more likely to commit suicide.
" A third of all rape victims suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
" According to the U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey, 207,754 are raped annually
" A rape occurs every 2 minutes

And now take into mind that those 200,000+ rapes are only the ones reported to the police. Estimates from research suggest that 75-95% of rapes are not reported.

Sometimes, these rapists receive ridiculously short sentences; some only stay in jail for months before they're released. Other times, they can receive up to 20 years, with the average being 8-10. That's just in the US.

Clearly, whatever we're doing is not enough. If these criminals were faced with the death sentence, don't you think that would send a message?
Debate Round No. 1


zandal947 forfeited this round.


Seeing as you apparently don't know how to counter against my argument, I'm going to assume you now also believe rapists deserve death.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Gohan12345 5 years ago
@leandro they would run trials of people so they see if they are framed are not so your statement is answered
Posted by leandro.sanchez 5 years ago
But what if a rapist is killed and than proven inocent?
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Reasons for voting decision: My first vote. Pro used real actual arguments as opposed to one sentence ones. Con also forfeited which is a very poor move when debating, neither used any sources.