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Should The Death Penalty Be Abolished?
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Reasons why the death penalty should be abolished:

INNOCENCE- 141 death row inmates were exonerated prior to their executions. They were all found innocent of their crimes. 18 were found innocent due to DNA evidence. Average number of years between being sentenced to death and exoneration: 9.8 years. At least 39 executions are claimed to have been carried out in the U.S. in the face of evidence of innocence or serious doubt about guilt.Ten inmates executed were found to be innocent after they were executed.

One example is George Junius Stinney Jr. At age 14, accused of murdering two white girls,he is the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century (1944). The boy was small for his age (5'1). So small in fact they had to stack books on the electric chair. Because there was literally no evidence against him the question of Stinney's guil

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Added: Nov-24-2012 Occurred On: Nov-24-2012
By: Thickhanger
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  • It may sound barbaric, but no. You gotta understand these people stole the most precious item from someone, something you can't give back or replace to family or friends.

    Mistakes are made and I fully understand that, but if you can't prove that in the average 15 years spent on death row with DNA evidence and eye witness accounts... No.

    Yes, I fully understand mistakes and past prejudice play a role, but in this day and age people are hardly put to death without sufficient evidence.

    These p More..

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    • @WingSP117

      I totally agree with you on the "cruel and unusual" part. With the horrific crimes a lot of these people have committed I think trouble finding a vein should be mandatory procedure. I'm appalled by the groups that put the death penalty on hold because it might be a tad painful or uncomfortable. Maybe if they got an in person look at some of the crime scenes they'd change their minds.

      I think the death penalty needs to move faster. Before and during the trial is when I fee More..

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  • Make it a pay per view on cable.

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    • @Swellgh And part of the money can go to the victims or their families.

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    • @Swellgh

      Yup..people love "reality" tv..lets give them true reality.People can vote for means of executions like American Idol.

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    • @ZANGADO now were getting somewhere.

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    • @fils290 The consequences for violent crimes in this country need to be revamped to meet the severity of these modern times. It is a joke,if a criminal has been convicted by DNA evidence for rape,muder,pedophilia or a multiple murder there should be an automatic death penalty handed out at the conviction. There needs to be a message sent that these crimes will not be tolerated. Most of these assholes have a better life in jail then they do on the streets here in America,look at how your prison l More..

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    • @ZANGADO

      They're country clubs..condemned to die they deserve ZERO luxeries if proven without a doubt they did it.We won't see a revamp till Repubs are back in my opinion..or maybe it's too late.

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  • Very few , if any people are wrongly convicted of even the most minor of crimes now.

    Why all the drama of lethal injection, electrocution or gas chambers?

    Just walk them out of the court upon their conviction, and put a single 22 cal bullet into the back of their head. Boxes of 50 cost about 6 bucks these days.

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  • No it should be expanded to cover more crimes. Everything from aggrevated rape and up should be a death penalty.

    A human life is not worth much, we are already to many people in this planet.

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  • it should be increased and carried out within 45 minutes of the initial judgement. all appeals can then be done in hindsight but the main thing is to lower the threshold for what constitutes a capital crime. personally, i would set this at illegal immigration but this would piss off the liberals so lets just go with petty theft for now and get the foreigners later..

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    • @BillyBangcock

      http://mynorthwest.com/11/531501/Kennewick-candidate-calls-for-execution-of-illegal-aliens

      http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1612053

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    • @Thickhanger Awesome! I'm amongst friends :o)

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    • @Amusing

      I can only speak with regard to the boarder that heavily affects me. And that's the U.S./Mexico. I do tend to feel that shooting them as soon as they start putting a finger or a foot over the boarder would be more beneficial at keeping them after the first dozen or so were brought down. They don't seem to learn any of the other ways. So instead of wasting the time, energy and money to play the arrest them and deport them several times game(only to have them try many more times until t More..

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  • the death penalty as a deterent doesnt work,but letting them sit and watch tv in the warmth doesnt work either,I think breaking rocks every day in any weather for the rest of their life is a better punishment.

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  • No it shouldn't be abolished. With the advent of DNA, if you are found guilty with DNA evidence, I say you go to the front of the line. In any case where there is more than one witness, to the front of the line. And they should make executions public again. Sell tickets and use the money to help victims. We have become too damn nice to murderers and rapists. An eye for an eye isn't good enough for most of these losers. They need to suffer while they die. No sympathy from me.

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  • Alternatively, leave the death penalty in, just fix up the corrupt judicial system and make the standard of proof required to impose the ultimate penalty ''No doubt whatsoever'' rather than ''beyond reasonable doubt''.

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  • If you shoot a convicted murderer with a gun, you don't need to find a vein. Death penalties shall be executed much faster. Not 20 years after the crime.

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  • How did their victims suffer? Who is going to fight for them? I believe we need to be sure of all of the facts before condeming someone to the death penalty and that prosecutors and law enforcement that knowingly lie should receive harsh prison sentences because you don't take someones personal freedom away from them for personal gain or revenge.

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  • No..there are some crimes that are so horrendous they have to be kicked off the planet.Plus we're paying for them to be housed.Though the new America may just end up abolishing it since we're all a bunch of bleeding heart pussbags..except Texas..gotta love Texas.

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  • Just keep it, that way you can stay right up there with all the other savage nations who kill their own people.

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  • Honestly, I dont give a damn if someone sentenced to die "goes through pain" in an attempt to make that happen. You want to end their pain, put a bullet through the back of their head, problem solved...

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  • Fake video.

    There should be more executions for violent crimes.
    Murderers are cluttering up the prisons, waste of a person and money.
    You reference people being wrongly put to death, these are OLD cases before DNA existed, now days it is far better.

    But the prison game makes too much profit from an alive slave, oh sorry I mean prisoner than a dead one. If you work in prison you get more benefits, if you refuse to work you get thrown into solitary confinement. If that isn't forced save labor, I More..

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  • I think the punishment should fit the crime. You kill someone in cold blood you forfeit your right to live. Of course I agree that it has to be beyond a reasonable doubt.

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  • abolish death penalty? i say its not used enough! need to start handing it out like candy.

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  • Collateral damage. However, we do need to include the death penalty to lesser crimes...

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  • Double tap twice to the back of the head .

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  • They weren't found innocent because they were innocent. They were found innocent because of clerical, police errors and the death penalty couldn't proceed.

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    • @kontage

      All of which led to exoneration (e.g. "not guilty beyond a reasonable doubt")and the presumption of innocence. Death penalty or not there are innocent people that get convicted daily as well as the guilty who go free. Whatever the case or how it's spun, the fact is there was something or many somethings that took the death penalty off the table.

      And quite a few were freed due to modern DNA testing and not clerical errors or police errors.

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  • No,inforced and used more often for DNA convicted criminals.

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  • Yes, give it to our country please.

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  • NO.

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  • Nah. Population control. I hate paying for wars I have no interest in. I REALLY hate paying for people to sit around all day and do jack shit in prison. I wish they executed more people to be honest. If they televised it we wouldn't need liveleak to sate our bloodlust.

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