8 responses

  1. Alan Gwinner
    April 23, 2013

    Supporting the death penalty requires that we be perfect in our administration of justice. Yet we are human, so perfection is not possible, and so we must not kill the prisoner, even when it seems obvious that death is deserved.

    • cathy
      April 23, 2013

      That is why I oppose the death penalty! We are not perfect, nor is the judicial system! How many people have died that were totally innocent? Shame on those who believe in the death penalty. One innocent man's life diminishes all of us.

  2. Siobhra
    April 23, 2013

    The doubt factor is the key. If perfection were always possible and the norm I have no problems with the death penalty. In a lot of case's we can do away with quick and painless. Let's see how painful we can make it.
    But like Alan said, perfection is not possible. And the system is filled with abuse. Forced confessions, corrupt DA's, police and courts.

    And since doubt is ramped perhaps we need to ease up on death row conditions a bit.

  3. Meghan
    April 23, 2013

    And this is part of why I don't support the death penalty. That and I don't believe in taking an eye for an eye.

  4. Marie
    April 23, 2013

    The death penalty is cruel and out dated, as a society we should have learn that it do not stop anybody from committing murderer. If a law is put in place it should work wouldn't you say. What does it say about a State that kills people? To me the State just committed the same thing that it sentenced the person who committed murderer there is no differences in the acts no matter how many excuses we come up with it does not stop the next person. To solve the problem let them live behind bars for the rest of their lives and have to think about what they have done if guilty.

  5. April
    April 16, 2014

    I know some people do terrible things, but what this man must have gone through is 100 times worse: for 15 years he thought he'd be dead in a few days for a crime he didn't commit. Is this a decent treatment for a human being?

  6. mihnea
    April 28, 2014

    I can't imagine what he went through. Just reading this makes me shiver. I can't imagine any situation where the capital punishment would be fair. It is a horrible glitch in the system and I don't know why it still exists.

    • Nadine
      May 28, 2014

      Capital punishment is nothing more but a consequence of one's action. I agree, we have to be absolutely sure that man is guilty and mercilessly killed people before we execute him, but I don't think it's that unfair to use capital punishment although in my opinion solitary confinement for the rest of one's life is more terrible than death

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