Would a sterner use of the death penalty ward off criminals?

Posted by: Fight4Liberty

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Regardless, the death penalty should never be used.

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MyDinosaurHands says2014-04-19T23:44:53.4792009-05:00
Define sterner?
Fight4Liberty says2014-04-19T23:46:58.7679315-05:00
More rigid: Such as you murder with indisputable proof you will meet the electric chair. Courts would not take years to come to a conclusion.
MyDinosaurHands says2014-04-20T09:34:37.1666501-05:00
It's possible. Though most murders are not premeditated, therefore most people will not be thinking about the consequences until it's too late. I guess it would come down to being a numbers game. Would the sterner death penalty save more lives or would it actually create a higher body count due to its killing of non-premeditated murderers?
MyDinosaurHands says2014-04-20T09:35:51.8842287-05:00
And there's also the falsely convicted and mentally ill going to the chair. National health groups estimate that 10% of death row is mentally ill people.
MyDinosaurHands says2014-04-20T09:37:18.5271841-05:00
Also there's a very dangerous slippery slope involved in removing the lengthy process through which someone is sent to the chair.
Nayro says2014-04-21T14:53:32.2833577-05:00
I guess so, it shouldn't be though

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