In certain circumstances, is the death penalty necessary to uphold justice?

  • Everything in moderation, and to be used in circumstances

    Now im not saying for every racist, sexist person should be hanged, im saying mass murderers, dicatators, and massive pedophiles or racists. They took the persons human rights so they should be taken back off them. Or if a terrorist was caught and charged guilty of starting another 9/11 they deserved to be killed. I mean jails are not hard anymore and some have golf courses and so and nearly all have televisions

  • Im pro capital Punishment

    I do think its a good punishment for it prevents future murders from happening around the world and in that persons own country. It is a helpful tool to make sure murderers are prevented from hurting another relative of the victim in the case of the court vs the defendant.

  • I believe that, death penalty is necessary for some criminals who do terrible crimes.

    I strongly agree that should be government use death penalty for punishing heinous crimes because if don't do that other criminals will be continue on their terrible job which is killing other people or raping women. In fact, some criminals are very dangerous if they are stay alive in prisons or out side prisons, they may hurt other people,so we shouldn't give them opportunity to stay alive.

    Posted by: A7a
  • In certain circumstances, the death penalty is necessary to uphold justice, because it is sometimes the only appropriate punishment.

    In certain circumstances, the death penalty is necessary to uphold justice. Some crimes are so heinous that the death penalty is the only appropriate justice. When one person chooses to take a life, they should have to give up their life. Some criminals are beyond redemption, and no amount of imprisonment will ever rehabilitate them. These criminals are excellent candidates for the death penalty.

    Posted by: jackprague94
  • I do believe that the death penalty is necessary, in certain circumstances, to show criminals and potential criminals that heinous acts will not be permitted.

    I believe that, in certain circumstances, such as serial murder and other perversely violent acts, the death penalty is necessary to uphold justice. It is most necessary, as a demonstration and warning to other potential criminals.

    Posted by: ToughEfrain26
  • I believe that the death penalty is necessary to uphold justice in the case of horrible crimes against people.

    I believe that the death penalty is necessary to uphold justice in cases of horrific murders and torture. There are people who can't and won't be rehabilitated and those people who have committed horrible crimes should be put to death. We need to show criminals that we respect and will protect our citizens from terrible crimes and that we will seek the ultimate justice in the form of the death penalty.

    Posted by: SilentIgnacio
  • I support the death penalty in certain cases, such as when someone takes a life.

    The death penalty should be an option for juries to deem needed or not. If a person has taken the lives of others, why should we, as citizens, have to pay to support that person for the remainder of their life, by feeding, housing, clothing, and taking care of them medically?

    Posted by: WindyTrevor49
  • The death penalty is necessary to uphold justice in certain circumstances because it is like a punishment for taxpayers to pay to keep alive serial killers or prisoners with obviously no remorse.

    First of all, capital punishment should only be used for murder - along the lines of an eye for an eye. Then, the other criteria would be that this person would obviously do it again if let loose into society, like in cases of serial killers or someone who shows no remorse. These people are undue burdens to taxpayers, and it is almost like punishing the taxpayer when taxes pay to keep these offenders alive.

    Posted by: eyeslikethat
  • Yes, because I believe some people can not be rehabilitated.

    I do believe in the death penalty in certain circumstances. For example, if the prisoner is a serial killer or is unable to be rehabilitated, then it is justified. I think it is a waste of government money to keep these people alive. On the other hand, we must be certain of their guilt and their inability to change.

    Posted by: M4rwInferno
  • Yes, I think in certain situations there needs to be a death penalty, because the crimes committed are horrendous.

    When an individual commits an evil crime they should be put to death and not just locked up in jail. There are too many inmates in prisons who are supported by the taxpayers' money. If there is overwhelming proof that the person committed the crime, then the death penalty should be used. I think it will act as a deterrent to others as well.

    Posted by: SparkMylo
  • Officials who perform the executions of criminals are murderers.

    The death penalty is murder.

    "For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15).

    You should forgive people! Not kill them! You are basically breaking the law by killing people. 130 innocent people have been killed. It is just wrong!

  • Why choose death instead of life in prison?

    I believe as well that one might feel once the victim is dead you cannot bring them back and by using the death penalty you are not doing that in any way. As well, I have the belief that so many are convicted and sentenced to death row and are completely innocent and then they are killed and new evidence that proves they are completely not the person involved whatsoever that is what makes me so upset. Death has no second chances. I also don 't believe that just because someone killed another the way to deal with them is to take their life as well but rather sentence them to life in prison as long as it was a horrible and heinous crime.

  • The death penalty serves no purpose, including that of "justice".

    Justice is a very vague concept, and means something different to every person. Having the government kill people, however, is inherently unjust. First of all, there is no evidence that the death penalty is an effective deterrent to other crime. Additionally, the government routinely makes mistakes in everything that it does. Can we really trust it with the power to kill? Justice means fairness. The death penalty is not applied fairly, because the poor and minorities are much more likely to be executed. This is not justice, by any standard. It's also worth remembering that a life sentence without the possibility of parole, in many ways, can be worse than a death sentence. Prison is not a nice or pleasant place.

    Posted by: P4cBran
  • I do not believe in taking another life for the sake of justice.

    My Christian upbringing, which reflects the Ten Commandments and particularly the commandment which states "Thou shall not kill", is testimony to my belief. Life without parole is ample punishment, albeit to the chagrin of taxpayers. It is not humane to take the life of another human being. There always would linger the possibility that the wrong person was executed.

    Posted by: TricBuddy
  • The death penalty is never necessary

    In order for the death penalty to be "necessary to uphold justice," there would need to be an occasion where it is unjust to not kill someone. No one has a right to end the life of a criminal who victimized them or their loved one.

    Posted by: EmmeAnguris
  • It is necessary

    So if a person kills everyone you love by brutally murdering them along with lets say 20 others its OK. I forgive him its totally OK but then you can argue that you don't forgive them but then ill say they killed 20 some damn people they must pay for there crime!

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Anonymous says2013-03-16T07:34:30.850
I don't believe in the death penalty because once someone is sentenced and dead they may have been innocent and have no second chance as if they had received life imprisonment with possibility of parole and then if they came to found out that they were really innocent, then no one would have died for no reason at all:(