Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Right to Live?

Do you think that a prisoner in jail that has a life in prison without the possibility of parole sentence should just be executed? 
Now if you DO believe they should be executed, how would you go about making sure you have the right person(s) of the crime?
Now if you  DO NOT believe they should be executed,  how would you go about fixing the overcrowding that plagues the prison-systems?

Tell me what you guys think and remember I could care less if you disagree with me, I just want to see how others view, interpret, and answer the questions. People need to see different ideas and different answers from different people, so that everyone can expand on their own knowledge and thought processes.

30 comments:

  1. I think they need to be mentally assessed on whether they are able to change, how remorseful they are, how sane they are and on how ethical it would be to execute that particular person. this way we can send the insane people to asylums and the people who will never change to the chair.

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  2. i think the should get the choice

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  3. Very insightful questions. Some of these require a lot of time to ponder.

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  4. i did a research paper on this. A trial is same price as life in prison which is also the same price of lethal injection. So either way its the price of 2 life sentences which is expensive

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  5. I am not sure, but I will be thinking!

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  6. This is a deep question. I really don't know, I will think about it.

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  7. This is a big issue in MD right now, and across the country with the moratoriums in place over the ceased manufacture of lethal injection compounds. Reading the responses section in the newspaper today, I saw everything from killing killers in the same way they killed their victims to gun squads to rehabilitation.
    Personally, I feel the death penalty should exist, but only in the most strenuous of terms and cases. I believe it was right to put Saddam Hussein to death, even though he wasn't an American. And I believe it is OK to do with certain heinous crimes where the person is beyond any reasonable doubt guilty and fully cognitive of their actions.

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  8. No choice at all! the choice was given before and they obviously screw it up..

    Community jobs 8h per day. For the rest of their life.

    just my opinion.

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  9. I don't believe the death penalty has any place in a civilized society (which means it's fine in ours). It's ethically contradictory and illogical. Why not put the shit stains to some use? The question of overcrowding is easily fixed by decriminalizing drug possession.

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  10. I definitely think they shouldn't be executed. Jail isn't that bad, I hear the food is actually pretty good :D

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  11. Death sentances should only be an option if the criminal is found 100% guilty with no loose ends and is a heinous enough crime or enough lesser crimes add up to a certain threshold. If there are any doubts to their guilt, no death sentance may occur.

    If prisons are getting overcrowded, then we open colosseums and able bodied prisoners may compete in various events for a chance at freedom or reduced sentances. They wouldnt necessarily need to be brutal life or death challenges, but something that would draw crowds who would pay to see.

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  12. There punishment should fit there crime, and its that simple, where I live we dont have the death penalty, but I think we should have it for specific crimes which are unimaginable, its a personal piss off my tax dollars go to house these sick bastards which have no possibility of ever getting out, but yet we cant put a bullet in there head either. and to top it off we keep them in protective custody because the other inmates would kill them.. News flash people if the other criminals want to kill them, should that not be telling our society something about these people?

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  13. Really difficult choice, as some consider the rest of their life in prison worse than death. I don't think there is a right answer to that question.

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  14. I don't know what to think. But there are people with no right to live!

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  15. Jail is a pretty horrible place and I believe that the death penalty should be abolished. Our current legal system is messed up and skewed towards those who have the $$$$ to defend themselves. Which is why you have businessmen who stole millions of dollars from company rarely seeing any jail time, and people who live day to day trying to survive through illegal means receive a harsher punishment.

    The overcrowding of prisons is because they put EVERYONE in the same place which makes no sense. Some crimes should be viewed differently from the law than other crimes. America has one of the largest incarceration rate so clearly something needs to be fixed: either more prison cells or get rid of the source which causes people to instigate crime.

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  16. Oh except for death row of course which has its own facilities ^

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  17. Ideal thing would be if they were left all together in a really remote place, where they would do whatever they want, just like animals act, which was the thing that got them in jail in first place

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  18. Too many judge's decisions get overturned when new evidence is found for the death penalty to be a good thing. Maybe if there's overwhelming evidence supporting their guilt though.

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  19. great post, this sure is a big issue. looking forward for some more comments, and other posts in the matter

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  20. very interesting. following for more.

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  21. Yeah they should, they're just taking up more room and costing governments more money.

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  22. The answer is very dependent of the criminal in question and the ability of knowing if they will ever get back in line or not.

    Very dificult to answer this question, also very interesting viewing the diferent opinions in here.

    Good blog, following

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  23. Execution? No!
    "Now if you DO NOT believe they should be executed, how would you go about fixing the overcrowding that plagues the prison-systems?"

    The overcrowding has nothing to do with execution.
    The prisons are full, because you fill them with people who haven't hurt anyone besides themself by smoking pot and taking drugs.

    But legalization is a no-no, because the privatly owned prisons wont make as much money any more! 'gasp'

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  24. Everyone no matter what has the right to live

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  25. I have this thought from time to time... What right do we have to choose the fate for another humans life? Who decided that someone automatically has a higher power over us? We aren't free, and the people who control us is other people. How is this fair at all?

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  26. I live in Australia, and I think it's terrible what people get away with here. Last year this guy that was drunk, on pot and on meth was speeding and came off the road and killed a man and his dog going for a walk. The stupid bastard got 3 years probation, no time served.

    I cannot believe that you can kill someone as a direct result of your own terrible actions, and not be significantly punished for it.

    And a few years ago, this drunk guy and his friend held down this Canadian and stomped his head to mush, just because he was Canadian and they didn't like the way he talked. They were yelling out "This is how we do it in Australia" and other similar remarks. The man that did the stomping got 3 years, and his friend got 18 months probation no time served.

    That kind of punishment is simply not going to teach him anything. All it's going to do is make him angry that he got caught. He'll be out drinking and stomping again in no time.

    I just think it's terrible what people get away with and should most definitely be put to death if their crime suits that punishment. There is simply no helping some people.

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