- if there was a vote to bring back the death sentence?
100% yes. This country is far too soft. Knew someone who’s husband was killed by a drunk driver whilst walking to work. The driver received 8 years If I can remember correctly. It was definitely no more than 10. The convicted laughed after she was sentenced. He left two little girls behind. No space in this world for ****’* like that.Posted 7 months agotmass91Member
I have no evidence I admit. I am merely assuming that it would lessen serious offenses due to the extreme nature of the punishment. Maybe it would make people think about doing such heinous crimes prior to committing them. Again yes, your right. A huge part of me wants revenge when something affects you or your family so deeply!Posted 7 months agoSaxonRiderSubscriber
Absolutely not. I certainly think that there may be times when justice is done a disservice due to lenient sentencing, but even for that I would say no.
The Jamie Bulger murderers are an example. One of the worst crimes I have ever come across, and yet I can not see how more death satisfies death.Posted 7 months ago
I have no evidence I admit. I am merely assuming that it would lessen serious offenses due to the extreme nature of the punishment.
It’s a common assumption that is proved wrong a lot.Posted 7 months ago
I can’t believe that anyone with an ounce of intelligence could think a death penalty is a “good thing”
It comes to emotion and a sense of injustice. When people see what appears to be lenient sentences or don’t get legal judgements they look to something different. It then boils down to revenge and anger.Posted 7 months agobig yimMember
Ill the take the bait. If there is evidence beyond a shadow of a doubt then yes.
Yes it’s partly revenge but I think locking someone in a cage for 20 years is revenge too. I think some people who are career criminals are never going to change and will just have more scumbag kids who will follow the same pattern.
If a dog keeps biting people it gets put down but people can go to jail over and over and over again and we keep letting them out expecting them to be “fixed”Posted 7 months ago
If a dog keeps biting people it gets put down but people can go to jail over and over and over again and we keep letting them out expecting them to be “fixed”
How about investing in rehabilitation and working on the things that have taken people that far down a road?
Some bigger questions to be asked in society like the war on drugs and what the cost of that is.Posted 7 months agobig yimMember
I agree with rehab and trying to fix issues before it comes to a situation where someone is murdered but what about people who are beyond help and have been in and out of jail all their life? When do you draw a line and say we aren’t letting you back out because we know you will re offendPosted 7 months ago
but I think locking someone in a cage for 20 years is revenge too
No, it isn’t its two things 1. a punishment for the criminal, and 2. to remove them from society. Plus there is rehabilitation and the chance to rejoin society*
* I’m aware that doesn’t really work in this country now, but’s that’s down to chronic under-funding of the prison service than any philosophical shortcomingPosted 7 months ago
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