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Re: Death Penalty

Postby John Mekki » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:00 am

I do not see much difference between murdering a person in the street without any need to do so (which is called "murder") and murdering a person in the death chamber (which is calling "death penalty").
If we have jails where people can be confined for the rest of their lives, there is no need to murder them, even if they are murderers.
In both cases you are murdering a person without any need to do so, so there is not much difference in my opinion between the people who will be sent to death penalty as they are murderers and the people who promote death penalty for same people.
The only difference i that the murder would be illegal in the first case, and legal in the second.
But the level of morality of both group of people is the same.

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Re: Death Penalty

Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:57 am

Alexander941 wrote:A question about prisons:

What do you think about another solution, instead of putting different offenders in the same Prison-system(and turning some pickpockets into real criminals) , society could put those, who are less dangerous/agressive, live in some sort of "gated communities", let them organize their life by themselves, and work in that environment, only prevent them from leaving, which would not cost that much money.


That's exactly what they do here in NSW for juvenile offenders. Except they are generally allowed out on day release to work as apprentices or study. Other ex-crims who have now have working businesses generally take them in as apprentices. The ex-crims get a government subsidy. The aim is to both train the kids and give them a successful role model in preparation for reintegration. The final aim is reintegration. If the kiddies "screw up" again, it's their own choice and they go to an adult gaol or start the process again.

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Re: Death Penalty

Postby ALF » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:06 pm

Humanity

We are not equipped to reason
about our own mind…
…when it comes to us:
we are functionally blind.

Oh, we know the Physics
we are wizards in Math,
science, engineering,
even Biology.

But when it comes to
our psychology,
our deep seated fears,
our wish to control and dominate…

we escape from the truth
into myth, denial, anger,
close ranks inside our box,
deny our true identity.

We close our eyes, ears,
chant loudly in unison,
drown out dissenting voices,
in blind opposition.

We find safety, comfort,
embraced by the herd,
unified by shared desire
for the Truth about us
…not to be heard.

So we trudge through life
with blinkers on eyes,
muffs on ears,
not seeing the looming destiny
awaiting our blind, deaf,
tragic humanity.
Nothing.....just screaming....

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Re: Death Penalty

Postby Rob Lister » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:32 pm

(Newser) – Robert Gleason became the first inmate executed in the US this year when he got his wish of electrocution in Virginia last night. Gleason, 42, was a convicted murderer who subsequently killed two inmates in prison and charmingly vowed to continue killing until he was put to death, reports Reuters. The state allows inmates to choose the method, and Gleason made the rare pick of the electric chair. His last words were "pog mo thoin"—an Irish phrase that means "kiss my ass."


Any pussy can choose lethal injection. It takes a real man to choose electrocution.

Good on him.

Hope he enjoyed it.

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Re: Death Penalty

Postby TJrandom » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:18 pm

A personal account of an executioner in Japan…

(My apologies in advance for resurrecting an old thread, but the topic matched…)

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/07/17/d ... xecutions/

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Re: Death Penalty

Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:32 pm

I suppose if I had to, I'd choose a bullet to the heart. I don't want to mess up my hair do.
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Re: Death Penalty

Postby TJrandom » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:41 pm

I think that beheading might be the most humane - instant loss of all feeling.

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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:44 pm

But it could get blood in my hair. Not a good look.
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Re: Death Penalty

Postby TJrandom » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:13 pm

Major Malfunction wrote:But it could get blood in my hair. Not a good look.


Ah but your worries would be short lived... a case of hair today, gone tomorrow.

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Re: Death Penalty

Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:22 pm

Without chance of Rogaining one's innocence.
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Re: Death Penalty

Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:02 pm

All choking aside, I disagree with any form of execution.
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Re: Death Penalty

Postby TJrandom » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:37 am

Major Malfunction wrote:All choking aside, I disagree with any form of execution.


As do I....

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Re: Death Penalty

Postby Flash » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:12 am

The Saudi Arabia is going to chop off fourteen heads. The prisoners have been condemned to death for things like; love of democracy, writing rude things about those wonderful guys, the ruling family, making jokes about Allah, and being a shia.

We are not here to lecture. We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership, based on shared interests and values, to pursue a better future for all of us.
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We share values with the head choppers? And the better future; does it include the fourteen victims?
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Re: Death Penalty

Postby Major Malfunction » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:48 am

Flash wrote:We share values with the head choppers?

Well, yes. The US does share a lot of similar values. Blood is thinner than oil. Blood is a renewable resource, after all.
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