Is the death penalty a legacy of a racist past?

Posted by: Kreakin

  • Yes

  • No

20% 3 votes
80% 12 votes
  • It didnt result from racism i dont think but one of the readons it needs to be abolished because of racism. Minorities are far more likley to be excecuted than a white person for the sam crime.

    Posted by: Stefy
  • Its not necessarily racist

  • I don't like the death penalty but I don't see what racism has to do with anything.

  • No. The death penalty actually needs paperwork.

  • King Hammurabi of Babylon (1810 BC - 1750 BC) established the first death penalty laws. 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth', made famous by the later law code of the Old Testament (1400 BC) "If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out. If he break another man’s bone, his bone shall be broken. If a man knock out the teeth of his equal, his teeth shall be knocked out. If a builder build a house for someone, and does not construct it properly, And the house which he built fall in and kill its owner, then that builder shall be put to death. If it kill the son of the owner of the house, the son of that builder shall be put to death"

  • Racism and the death penalty are not related.

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GoatScroat says2015-06-18T11:36:09.4474879-05:00
I think that the point of this poll was more to ask if somebody who was a racist extremist should be killed a few decades later. An example would be an old Nazi, another one would be a KKK member who killed many minorities.
ashcon321 says2015-06-29T17:33:59.0036664-05:00
It has nothing to do with race

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