Poll: What's your perspective on the Death Penalty?
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View poll results: What's your perspective on the Death Penalty?
I'm with it
305 43%
I'm against it
336 48%
I have no perspective...
63 9%
Voters: 704.
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#1
So I searched this and all I got was the forum on a poll for the Death Penalty in the UK...

Okay, my question is this.. are you with or against the death penalty?

I'm from Canada, where there isn't a death penalty, but I'm wondering what all of you american UGers think about this topic.

Personally, I'm totally against it. You may argue that someone deserves to die because they intentionally took someone else's life, but seriously, why should we punish them by killing for killing someone? It's kinda hypocritical... And plus, what if someone was framed for a murder, yet the police insisted it was them that committed the murder, and they kill the wrong person? One more thing, in Canada, if someone commits a murder, they're usually sentenced to life in jail, that way if it IS the wrong person, they can be released, and they wouldn't be dead yet.

What's UG's perspective on this topic?
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#2
Against and for at the same time. I believe most people should have the right for another chance but at the same time there are certain people that in my opinion do not deserve a second chance.
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#3
I'm against it because as you said, there's no margin for error. Plenty of people get locked up for crimes they didn't commit.
#5
Im totally with it............some f.uckers deserve to die.

I mean is it fair that a fat retard gets to rape and kill little girls, and then gets a nice wee prison cell for life. NO!, you kill the f.ucker!

As far as the death penalty goes, it should be more brutal...........i mean a little injection that they dont even feel. if i was in charge id put them through as much pain as they caused other people.
#6
I searched "the death penalty" in the search bar and honestly couldn't find that... sorry about that
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#9
I don't think it's worth it if you kill innocent people, i mean shouldn't the justice system be tried for murder if it does kill an innocent person.
#10
Against.
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#11
Eye for an eye...
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#12
it should exist but only as an option. i believe that some people should be sentenced to death. Ex terrorists, while some people, like a suspected murderer first time or something, should be jailed
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#13
Against and for at the same time.

Scum, I believe should die. However being locked up for the rest of their lives seems like a more suitable for punishment.

Let them rot for the rest of their pathetic, insignificant, worthless lives.
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#15
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Against and for at the same time. I believe most people should have the right for another chance but at the same time there are certain people that in my opinion do not deserve a second chance.

+1

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Im totally with it............some f.uckers deserve to die.

I mean is it fair that a fat retard gets to rape and kill little girls, and then gets a nice wee prison cell for life. NO!, you kill the f.ucker!

As far as the death penalty goes, it should be more brutal...........i mean a little injection that they dont even feel. if i was in charge id put them through as much pain as they caused other people.

I've heard stories of child rapists getting the crap beaten out of them by other prisoners. So they'd be pretty miserable. And Injured.
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#16
personally, i think that the only time the death penalty should come into play is when there's a serial killer/rapist and it's obviously them because of reliable witnesses or a testimonee from them. then yes, otherwise no.

btw, i'm in england and we don't have it - legally anyway lol
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#19
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Eye for an eye...

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#20
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Against and for at the same time.

Scum, I believe should die. However being locked up for the rest of their lives seems like a more suitable for punishment.

Let them rot for the rest of their pathetic, insignificant, worthless lives.


I kinda agree with the locking up might be more unbearable but im from the UK and unlike the US........when people go to prison, they get tv time, playstations, ping pong etc. They should really just be forced to sit in a tiny cell that stinks of piss. I mean, some prisons just give them an easy run................a better life than they already had on the outside world.
#21
i wouldn't mind seeing some people die for the crimes they commit, but after making a paper on the issue for school some of the facts about the death penalty are unsetteling
for example, one reason people like the death penalty is they say it saves money which is untrue. between all the medical stuff and appeal stuff, the cost is roughly the same as locking someone up for life

oh and why should the gov't kill someone in order to show that killing is wrong?
#22
Lol at the last poll option. Instead of not having an opinion, we're left with existential angst!
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#24
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Against and for at the same time. I believe most people should have the right for another chance but at the same time there are certain people that in my opinion do not deserve a second chance.


That sums up my view as well.
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#25
Completely against. I don;t see what's wrong with simply locking them up forever.
That way there's no hypocrisy and the right to human life isn;t demeaned.
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#26
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I kinda agree with the locking up might be more unbearable but im from the UK and unlike the US........when people go to prison, they get tv time, playstations, ping pong etc. They should really just be forced to sit in a tiny cell that stinks of piss. I mean, some prisons just give them an easy run................a better life than they already had on the outside world.


Yes. I agree.
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#27
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ok, let me make myself clear...if you slit someones throat, you should have your throat slit. If you steal a piece of candy, you should have piece of candy stolen from you....
If you rape someone, you should be sent to prison where youll probly get raped anyway..

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#28
Anyone who's For the death penalty is probably a hypocrite. Also, a lot more Americans than Brits or Canadians will be for it because they've been raised in a society where it's an acceptable idea. Whereas if it were banned, future generations would, for the most part, come to see it as barbaric.
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#29
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ok, let me make myself clear...if you slit someones throat, you should have your throat slit. If you steal a piece of candy, you should have piece of candy stolen from you....
If you rape someone, you should be sent to prison where youll probly get raped anyway..



Yes of course that's sensible, i mean the justice system is infallible isn't it.
#30
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Anyone who's For the death penalty is probably a hypocrite. Also, a lot more Americans than Brits or Canadians will be for it because they've been raised in a society where it's an acceptable idea. Whereas if it were banned, future generations would, for the most part, come to see it as barbaric.


you can say that about anything..
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#31
Some people are not worth keeping alive and should be executed. Pedophiles, mass murderers, psychopaths, serial killers, etc should all be put to death.

And the argument that it costs a lot to execute them is ridiculous. Just shoot them in the back of the head or hang them, no paperwork needed. There is absolutely no need to keep these scumbags alive. Why should our taxes pay for their lives? If they do keep them alive, it should be in absolutely terrible conditions. Ie. a dark cell with no window, and they have to piss and **** in a bucket, and no bed. A bowl of filthy soup and a piece of old bread every day.
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#32
Quote by clement1
Im totally with it............some f.uckers deserve to die.

I mean is it fair that a fat retard gets to rape and kill little girls, and then gets a nice wee prison cell for life. NO!, you kill the f.ucker!

As far as the death penalty goes, it should be more brutal...........i mean a little injection that they dont even feel. if i was in charge id put them through as much pain as they caused other people.


They do feel it by the way, their body is kinda paralysed, so they show no outward signs of pain, but they can feel it burning through their veins, and burning up the inside of their bodies apparently.
Even so, I'm all for it, punishment should fit the crime.
#33
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ok, let me make myself clear...if you slit someones throat, you should have your throat slit. If you steal a piece of candy, you should have piece of candy stolen from you....
If you rape someone, you should be sent to prison where youll probly get raped anyway..


They understood. They are illustrating that that is an exceedingly silly way of governing.

I do believe that under certain cirumstances, death would be an acceptable punishment from a moral standpoint. However, these circumstances are so unlikely that I am completely opposed to it's establishment as government practice.

So yeah. Against.
#34
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Yes of course that's sensible, i mean the justice system is infallible isn't it.


yeh, thats the problem with that, nothings infallable
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#35
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They understood. They are illustrating that that is an exceedingly silly philosophy.

I do believe that under certain cirumstances, death would be an acceptable punishment from a moral standpoint. However, these circumstances are so unlikely that I am completely opposed to it's establishment as government practice.

So yeah. Against.


i know they understood, i was just using what they said to explain wat i said
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#36
Hey, how many of you "for" it are Christians? Are you without sin? Do you have any right to be tossing stones?

To everyone else: Is the justice system infallible? If the answer is no then the death penalty is unacceptable, a man can be released from prison, he cannot be raised from the grave.
#37
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ok, let me make myself clear...if you slit someones throat, you should have your throat slit. If you steal a piece of candy, you should have piece of candy stolen from you....
If you rape someone, you should be sent to prison where youll probly get raped anyway..



Wouldn't throwing them in a tiny cell and letting them rot forever be more suitable?

Slit their throat and they die quickly.

Throw them in a cell, they spend the rest of their life regretting their crimes.
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#38
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you can say that about anything..


Hmm, that's odd, since it's a fairly specific statement.

Let's try it, shall we?

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#39
if you commit a crime that deserves it, there goes your head.
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#40
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Wouldn't throwing them in a tiny cell and letting them rot forever be more suitable?

Slit their throat and they die quickly.

Throw them in a cell, they spend the rest of their life regretting their crimes.



yeh it kind of depends if you think their punishment should be worse then what their crime...like, some people would rather sit in a sell forever then die outright..i know I would..
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