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    Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Okay, this is just a quick poll and request which is the prelude to something else, but just curious. So if you have the time, please just drop in and leave your input.

    The poll is simple - the death penalty - are you for or against it?

    Please answer in the poll, and then write a very brief post as to why you hold that position.

    The idea here isn't that you have to defend yourself, or that you should challenge others, but simply to collect data on opinions and reasons. I know it's a complex subject but as best you can try to boil it down to a few sentences at the most; the bottom line as it were.

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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Against - because it is possible to wrongly convict someone

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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    For, but only in extreme cases and in the face of unequivocal guilt.
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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Against because nothing is 100% certain
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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Against - because of the risks of a wrong conviction. I also believe that a lifetime in jail is probably mental torture enough for a lot of people.

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    Against, because if we're to be human then we should rise above the level of animals and the mob mentality.

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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    For, but only in extreme cases and in the face of unequivocal guilt.
    Agreed

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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Against.

    Regardless of the possibility that you might wrongly convict someone, I just don't think it's right to kill other people if there's an alternative. And of course, that alternative is an excellent reality TV show called The Running Man! You're damaging to society? Bloody well pay back the debt you owe!

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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    for.

    prisons cost money, if there is 100% proof that the person is guilty then they should pay the price.

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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Against, because if we're to be human then we should rise above the level of animals and the mob mentality.
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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Against, since there is always a possibility of wrongful conviction.

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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Against. Primarily a matter of principle; I don't believe in killing for revenge, which is all that it is. Add in the racing certainty that innocent people WILL be executed, and that merely reinforces my position.

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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Im mixed mind about it. Against because as others have mentioned, its not always about revenge or "an eye for an eye" way of thinking, babaric times are long gone etc. The person may be wrongly convicted, may not have a healthy state of mind, may be under some kind of influence etc, may be young.

    But then again were there is cases of people commiting crimes and havin no remorse, where the evidence is un-disputable/witnessed/fact etc and repeat offences. then yea those people deserve to go to hell.

    plus its a good detterent.

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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Against, because if we're to be human then we should rise above the level of animals and the mob mentality.
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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    I don't believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent but has the exact opposite effect.

    I'll use Joe as an example. Joe shoots and kills his boss, he knows damn well what's going to happen to his neck if he gets caught, so he has nothing to loose...

    A man with nothing to loose means everyone who stands in his way has everything to loose, the people who attempt to resuscitate his boss, an innocent pedestrian crossing the road, the police officers who try to arrest him.

    This is one of the many reasons why I oppose the death sentence, the others have been covered above.

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    Re: Death Penalty Poll - In Brief

    Against. Can be put to better use (eg. slave labour).

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