- Oct 2013
China banned the death penalty in 747
Edit before the shock - it didn't last long
Edit before the shock - it didn't last long
I don't think death penalty is okay because trial is not always perfect. Evidences maybe beyond reasonable eyes before the judge or the jury, but, that was because the lawyers and the witnesses were great in providing fallacy. However, in situations of self defense, like hitting terrorists in battle fields, killing of them is justified.There is nothing wrong in death penalties, people who do unpardonable crimes deserve them. Terrorists who killed scores of people deserve death penalties.
Actually it was in Indonesia less than two years ago. However I was referring to executions carried out by Australian governments.The last Australian citizen was executed several years ago in Singapore for drug trafficking. Drug trafficking in several south-asian countries is punished by death sentence regardless of citizenship of person who is guilty.
In Portugal Total abolition in 1976.Actually the death penalty was not abolished in Portugal until 1976.
Abolitionist and Retentionist Countries | Death Penalty Information Center
Yes indeed - it's very good, too.Have you read Oscar Wilde's marvellous long poem based on his incarceration for homosexuality (when it was a crime in Gt Britain) called ''THE BALLAD OF READING JAIL;;?
I agree with you. Those who favour the death penalty often have a fairly Old Testament view of retribution, but spend much less time considering why it is that crime exists in the first place. Is it because people are 'good' or 'evil' or is it because the causes of criminality are often far more complicated than people like to admit? Example used to justify the death penalty are usually very extreme ones - multiple child killers always being a favorite bogeyman, despite being extremely rare in the real world - but societies which have the death penalty are usually content to administer the ultimate punishment for far, far less. In Georgian England, you could be hanged for stealing a loaf of bread. But hanging was no deterrent, because widespread and unimaginable poverty meant that risking the noose was preferable to certain death by starvation. Coming down hard on crime whilst doing nothing to address the causes of crime inevitably leads to a spiralling of both the crime rate and the severity of punishments, as though the latter could slow the former. I don't believe it works that way.The biggest weakness in the pro death penalty argument is the constant statistics produced by Amnesty INTERNATIONAL '' that shows that places like Texas which has one of the highest execution rates in the world also has the highest homicide rates so claims that the death penalty deters folks from murderng are wrong.
Is that really right? That sounds like the sort of reinvention of the past that Old School villains with names like 'Fingers Molloy' or 'Big Davie Two Barrels' say on TV programmes when trying to excuse or minimise their own previous criminality. Do we know for sure that the number of armed robberies dropped sharply after the introduction of the Act? And, if so, did they rise sharply again when the death penalty was finally abolished in the 60s? If the answer to both questions is 'yes', fair play. But I wouldn't personal take the word of nasty-b**tards-turned-lovable-old-rogues on this.That said,back in the 1950's/60's in Brtain when the 1957 Homicide Act made the execution of cop or prison officers a mandatory death penalty offence in Britain, gangs in towns like London used to have one member shake down each gang member for weapons so that they could not use a shooter during a robbery. So there, the threat of mandatory execution did deter some criminals from using deadly weapons.
I understand, like you said, if someone would kill one of my beloved ones (god forbid), I would want him hanged by the rope until he dies, but that doesn't make me a good person. Blood revenge doesn't solve things. Sometimes other solutions are even more cruel than execution. If a pedophile is sent to prison and other inmates, who hate pedophiles, pick on him every day, verbally abuse him, beat him up, rape him, pick on him for many years, then this is like torture and a longer lasting process, while death is only the end, after it there is no pain, no guilt. You just are no more. Keeping someone alive with a sense of guilt for his deeds without a chance to be forgiven, that's what I'd want. But some people never feel guilty for their cruel crimes.Respect for the opinions of the people who are against the death penalty. But of course if any of your closest relatives were raped or murdered without further ado, they certainly wanted the death penalty at the time to which they murdered your family member.
We have a saying »pepper in the ass of the others is refreshment, I lose my Latin but it is a Portuguese saying, and we only give value when we go through it?
I who am in favor of the death penalty to these rascals who kill and rape children for pleasure etc.etc. As I am also in favor of applying the death penalty to the corrupt politicians of all countries of the world who steal both their compatriots, who live poorly in unemployment, for these parasites to have millions and millions of euros or dollars in certain foreign countries.
If only death was applied in Portugal for me it was welcome. What I see in my country to practice many murders, any day the Portuguese population does the popular justice because Portuguese laws only protect those who do evil, and it has already happened While in my country the people's justice has appeared, some people have been found dead in the Portuguese rivers, they know why they comment on crimes, the police arrest them and the judges release them, and with the death penalty in Portugal the Portuguese state saved a lot of money, a price In portugal per day costs 60 euros.
Now imagine China without the death penalty.
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