Are you for or against death penalty?

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Avatar do usuário Flavia.lm 3885 1 9 86
Question: Are you for or against death penalty?

I particularly don’t have a formed opinion about this. Implementing the death penalty in Brazil could help reduce the crime rates – or not, but on the other hand our judicial system is still very faulty when it comes to arresting the criminals – we have a considerably historic of innocents who were declared innocents only after many years behind bars.

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Avatar do usuário w.slayman 110
Flavia.lm escreveu:Question: Are you for or against death penalty?

I particularly don’t have a formed opinion about this. Implementing the death penalty in Brazil could help reduce the crime rates – or not, but on the other hand our judicial system is still very faulty when it comes to arresting the criminals – we have a considerably historic of innocents who were declared innocents only after many years behind bars.

Now it’s your turn!


Flavia,

If I may I would like to suggest the following rewrite to your last sentence.

... we have a considerable history of people being convicted of crimes only to be declared innocent after many years behind bars.
Avatar do usuário w.slayman 110
I am against the death penalty as a punishment for most crimes, however some crimes are so heinous that they literally demand the death penalty. Crimes such as: treason, genocide, mass murder, mass or multiple rape, killing or rape of a child, assassination of a government official or a police officer, killing a kidnap victim, killing a witness to a crime, killing in the furtherance of another crime, and soldiers deliberately targeting and killing innocent noncombatants should all be eligible for the death penalty.

However the death penalty should be subject to very strict requirements, procedures and oversight, such as the state should have to present a valid non-coerced confession that has not been recanted and evidence supporting the confession must be presented. Or if a confession is not available the state must present: both testimony and scientific evidence that clearly and positively proves that the defendant is guilty beyond any reasonable doubt, and that the defendant is and was at the time of the crime mentaly competent, and that the defendant at the time of the crime was of the age of reason, and that the defendant acted with malice and aforethought, and that the defendant had adequate legal representation during his trial and appeals for his defense.

In implementing the death sentence the state should be required to use as humane a method as possible.
Avatar do usuário Dude Spell 135 2
Death penalty should be applied in some rare cases of heinous crimes, but the problem is much deeper than that: is there any 100% reliable legal system? In my opinion, we should answer this question before someone has the right to sentence someone to death.
Avatar do usuário ailime 60 1
I am totally against the death penalthy, because I think that it won't be enough to make up for the irreparable loss.
Furthermore, it's a reward for the criminal, once he/she won't suffer anymore, while the family won't never forget that horrendous crime.

ailime
Avatar do usuário ailime 60 1
I meant "penalty"
I am against death penalty. Why? Because I think the act of killing human beings is not our right to do. God gave us the life and we shouldn't undo that, even of other people. By the way, the person who made the crime won't pay it if he's dead, if someone is for death penalty, they worry only for themselves, they are being selfish, because they are not caring about who made the crime and who was victim, because the criminal won't get a better person, won't pay for what he did and he won't learn that he shouldn't be a criminal, he has to learn, he has to suffer the consequences of his act, it's the Law of cause and effect. And the victim won't be paid and rewarded. The death penalty has the objective to eliminate bad persons from the Earth surface, this is like a selection of who will live here!
So, I'm against death penalty.
Avatar do usuário felipeh6 2170 7 53
Hi,

This is a deep question and not easy to be replied. In my view, first of all, we should have a better program of reeducation. I know it isn't easy, but I think the system should start on that way. Criminals should pay providing services to the community. It should be created a scale of penalties, so guilty people should pay accordingly to the kind of their respective crimes. I'm not able to suggest the right way, I have no basis for that, but our governments should study a way.

That's it.
Avatar do usuário ernando 10
I think that Death penalty is not the better way to fix the problem, but as many people have already talked some crimes requires this kind of penalty depending on its severity.
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I´m not in and either out, but I think that in some cases it will help to keep the respect.