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  • Why, so we could put more people on death row and then never execute them?
  • No. Fear of the death penalty won't affect the mentally ill.
  • Yes, it should be. Rape and Child Mlestation are extreamly violent crimes that the victem only learns to live with the memory of, but never fully gets over. They also never stop. And drug dealers not only ruin peoples lives, but the stuff they pedeal is nothing, but poision and somewhere along the line someone will die from it. On top of that all of these crimes have far reaching impact on socity as a whole.
  • No! The death penalty is bad. It is immoral and expensive. I'm alright with locking people up for extended periods of time, just don't do anything irreversible like capital punishment.
  • And eye for an eye and a life for a life. I think penalties should be commensurate with the crimes... and rape, as horrible as it is, does not rise to the level of murder. Sexual crimes should be punished by castration (or some female equivalent) not death. Drug dealing perhaps by time spent in jail working (all inmates should work) for long enough to donate a sentenced amount of money to a drug rehab clinic and/or programs to get people off/keep people off drugs. Further, sentences should be carried out swiftly, not dragged on into eternity. If someone murdered someone, they should die. That is fair. If not, I'm not in favor.
  • YES, LET THE IMATES TAKE CARE OF THE RAPIST AND THE CHILD MOLESTERS, THEY HATE THEM.
  • I'm all for it, and speedier executions at that, take out the effing trash and put the fear back where it belongs; into the hearts of parasitic sons of bitches who suck the life out of society
  • I think the death penalty should be used if a person is sentenced to 10yrs or more for a single crime and they were convicted using incriminating evidence and not circumstanstal evidence. This way no possibly inocent people will be put to death.
  • The death penalty should be abolished.In a modern world the death penalty is passe and serves no positive purpose.In other words it is barbaric,like in the dark ages.
  • "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind". No.
  • NO ..im against the death penalty..look what happened to Derek Bentley in England, i agree with Kallison, two wrongs dont make a right :O)
  • Personally, i hate the death penalty. I see it as a quick way out for criminals. They should rot in jail for the rest of their lives for the most heinous crimes.
  • child molesters and rapists should be castrated with no meds/anastesia (spelling?) and skinned alive in my eyes :) drug dealing, um...i'm undecided. it's a huge crime and hurts many people but i don't know about death. jail, yes, death ???
  • Sure! Let's also include petty thieves, purse snatchers, jay walkers, tax offenders and everybody else we don't like. Better yet, let's stone them first and bring back public hangings. During difficult times, the populace needs something to divert their attention from the real issues and pour their frustration and anger on
  • You obviously come from either a Third World country, Japan, Singapore or the USA because they are the only places to have retained such a barbaric punishment as the death penalty. I would rather see whichever country you live in follow the example of other civilised countries, and abolish capital punishment than see its use increased.
  • No because CP is wrong no matter what... I also don't know how you can list Drug dealers in the same catagory as Child molesters and rapists.
  • Sure. Let's get rid of the jails and execute them all by firing squad right after the trial
  • FUCK YES! AND IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ME YOUR WRONG!
  • rape and child molestation... absolutely.. Drugs..I am unsure about that one. The jury is still out. :)
  • What is learned by killing someone? I don't believe in capital punishment.
  • Death penalty for drug dealing? Not sure I follow the logic on that one.
  • child molestation, yes!!certin types of rape yes, but not drug dealing, death is to extreme for that in fact drug dealers are often non violent criminals
  • In some cases it may be appropriate. Oh but not drug dealing by itself. I think all drugs should be legal.
  • Maybe serial rapists and child molesters, but not necessarily drug dealers. They are in a whole different class.
  • Rape and child molestation...maybe. But only with iron-clad proof, because there's been too many cases of innocent people convicted of murder and sentenced/put to death on very strong evidence, and then the guilty party later revealed. Drugs...no. Regardless what anyone thinks of drugs, drug use/sales is a peaceful activity between consenting individuals (the violence caused by drugs is actually caused by the prohibition).
  • No man has the right to take anothers life. Sorry.
  • Yes...the child molestors and rapists. All of them. And there should be no degrees of this. ALL OF THEM!
  • I think traffic violations should be captial offenses as well, both moving AND unmoving. And while we're at it, let's throw in littering and jaywalking. What the hell, let's bring back Hannurabi's Code, which prescribed death as the penalty for pretty much everything, including stuff not illegal at the time. The law's the law, after all, and everyone guilty of something. May God's will be done.
  • atch, yes! Off With Their Heads! why should they get to live if they destroy other peoples lives. drug dealers, eh, maybe not as much. they destroy peoples lives but the person they sell to has just as much a choice. they can go to rehab if they want to. how does someone erase rape out of their heads?
  • Under Draco's laws even trivial offenses, such as idleness, brought capital punishment. When asked why he had instituted the death penalty for most offenses, he supposedly replied that the lesser crimes deserved it and he knew of no greater punishment for more important ones. I am pro-death penalty but anti the appeals process and long death row stays. We need to apply DNA technology to all potential cases to eliminate costly trials. We need to tweak/streamline the current system first before we consider expanding it.
  • The death penalty should only be used to include murder. Period. The rest of the creeps can rot in prison for good. No release is better punishment than any death penalty.
  • Yes! Why should those ******** get a free ride for years on my taxes!
  • Absolutely. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court just limited what the state is allowed to execute people for. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennedy_v._Louisiana
  • When it comes to rape or child molestation, the prisons should just let them loose with the general population instead of keeping them segregated. Problem solved.
  • it should be abolished completely and replaced with lifetime imprisonment with solitary confinement. killing another for a mistake/inexcusable behaviour is not becoming of a nation that prides in being advanced and fair and trusting in God... if anything, man must not be so arrogant as to decide who lives and who dies. besides, death will give that person the easy way out, while their victims will remain behind, still suffering their loss/whatever the perpetrator of the crime did. re your inclusions for the death penalty: rape and child molestation, while being VERY serious and immoral, and very traumatic to the victims, do not warrant the death penalty. and drug dealing does not even come close, at least that's what i feel. do you even realise what you are saying? killing people is not the answer. they should be given chance for rehabilitation, especially the drug dealers, and helped with finding a job and making sure they do not relapse. rapists and child molestors should be imprisioned for life.
  • I am against the death penalty. As much as I hate crime and injustice, I don't think a human has the right to take the life of another human, even for the sake of justice.
  • No way. Why should the government escalate the violence like that. A false conviction would amount to murder by the Government. Not nice.
  • Absolutely, and we should televise the executions. And enough with this clinical lethal injection bullshit, viewers want action, they want BLOOD. I'm getting sick of ultimate fighting and fake Hollywood bloodshed anyhow, today's youth needs something really barbaric to get excited. Once we secure solid ratings, we can use the ad revenue to finance the government's new found killing machine. It worked out so well in Rome.

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