Which of these should be the maximum punishment?

Posted by: ladiesman

  • Death penalty

  • Life without parole

50% 12 votes
50% 12 votes
  • Obviously the maximum would be taking away everything you have. Some crimes warrant it. Justice could not be achieved if equal punishments for capital offenses did not exist. Does anyone here really believe their life is only worth 25 years of their killers life? Is that a trade you'd be willing to make? Think of the other people you're subjecting this guy to when you let him live.

  • Life without freedom is ten times worse than death.

  • I would rather die then have all semblance of freedom stolen from me with not chance of ever being returned.

  • out of these two at least

    Posted by: Stefy
  • Innocent people can be released.

  • life with parole after 14 years because death penalty is too expensive and cost millions of dollars for federal state ad military to sentence someone to death and execute and it is a cruel and unusual punishment and the killer needs justice and may be innocent and must be forgiven and must have a second chance as long as he or she doesnt re offender again.

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FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-18T22:31:35.7844394-05:00
Oh seems I've confused life sentence with life w/ no parole. Still, theres alot you can do in jail and some people are content there with that lifestyle. The freedom factor is subjective. Life is too I suppose, but its still the ultimate thing you can take from a person ... Since I'm not one to believe in an afterlife or anything.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-18T22:32:46.7039497-05:00
It was interesting too to see how many countries reserved this sentence for men only. Women are above life in jail it seems.
rbreuri says2015-04-18T22:45:49.2339522-05:00
Obviously the death penalty is never to be used in situation where the absolute, blatant truth is yet to be ascertained. However, this being said, in the case that the death penalty is to be considered, the convict has already done insurmountable damage to society and a sentencing to "life without parole" will only prolong this destruction. Asking American tax payers to fund the meaningless survival of such convicts is almost beyond my understanding. Sure I understand that to some, life without freedoms is a fate worse than death, but the United States justice system is not a system of viscous vengeant cycles, but rather to ensure the safety and well being of the United States people as a whole. In circumstances like this it is best to cut ties with the tragedy and allow the rest of society prosper.
neoryan1 says2015-04-19T12:50:58.2810460-05:00
You can't say that life in prison is worse than the death penalty. Everyone is different. A lot of people would rather be dead and a lot of people would not. Don't decide others feelings for them.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-19T18:25:21.9798420-05:00
Then by default, death? For monetary reasons too I suppose.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-19T18:27:18.8114776-05:00
Life without parole is just paying a bit more so some peace loving individuals can have a warm and fuzzy feeling after the trial. If it serves the same purpose at the end of the day, why wouldn't you just go with death?

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