The death penalty should exist in all countries.

The death penalty should exist in all countries.
The laws and levels of sentences of detention are very different from country to country (sometimes much more different than we can imagine) and this seems very unfair in the eyes of people who are - somehow - harmed by those who harm them. Some crimes are simple, others complex and others considered heinous. So, let's take the last category as an option to comment on the subject: death penalty.

When a crime is so heinous and no kind of sentence is enough to make people pay for the acts they did... What would be the solution? Death penalty may be way.

Agree

AlexHarris

Agree

I don't think anyone should be able to rape, murder, and plunder without the fear of dying for those actions so I do agree it should exist everywhere. I also think that while the death penalty seems right for some high degrees of crime, it doesn't exactly seem like enough atonement for some crimes. Without a doubt, I think mass murders should die seeing that they took multiple lives it is only fair that they forgo their own life. That being said everything else in-between mass murder and other crimes is debatable for whether or not it should be up for execution. In some countries being gay is a crime punishable by death so when you think about it does the world need a legal option to end your life?
Posted by AlexHarris on 10-15-2017
wallet

I totally agree

The death penalty should exist all over the world. There are countries where death penalty does not exist, my country is one of them and I must say that the rate of crime is really high because the criminals are not afraid of prison anymore!
Posted by wallet on 10-12-2017
Pink_Turtle

I agree

I might be a little radical but I agree with this, in fact I wish it was legal in my country, because the crime in Venezuela has increase so much we can't even feel safe in our own back yard. Killers, rapist and that sort of criminals shouldn't be behind some bars, they should be death.
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 10-14-2017
felabruno

It should

A big percentage of these people never fix their lives to do something good with it and the chances are big that they are going to keep committing a crime. If somebody did something terrible like murder or raping they should pay with their lives, sounds harsh, but this kind of people doesn't deserve mercy from anyone.
Posted by felabruno on 10-13-2017
Authord

Yeah

I support this, some crimes deserve the penalty of death, and not only death, a slow and painful death, especially the crime of rape, and murder. These are the types of crimes, that deserve death penalty or shoot at sight. With laws like this, the nation will be sanitized of bastards.
Posted by Authord on 10-24-2017
honeybabe

Agree.. die

Death penalty should be impose to all criminals who did heinous crime it is an act of evil and I think those people who do like massacre, raping children it not human maybe with the influence of drugs they do such things. Society has always used punishment to discourage would-be criminals from unlawful action. Since society has the highest interest in preventing murder, it should use the strongest punishment available to deter murder, and that is the death penalty. I support the death penalty 100%. I believe if you intentionally take someone's life you deserve to be executed. You should die just like the person you killed had to. It is only fair to the families and the victims of crimes.
Posted by honeybabe on 10-12-2017
vhinz

Death Penalty for rape, murder, and illegal drugs

Our country used to have death penalty but it was abolished in 2006 and lowered it to life sentence. Because of its abolishment, criminals have the privilege to be fed by the government every day from the taxes of the people. Sometimes criminals managed to escape from prison and commit crimes again. There have been cases here in our country that a criminal that have been found guilty and sentenced for life imprisonment were able to acquitted after re-appealing in the court. Death penalty will not solve crimes but it will give justice to victims. I agree to impose death penalty for rape, murder/homicide, and illegal drugs related cases.
Posted by vhinz on 10-13-2017
TheArticulate
I'm by no means a proponent of capital punishment, but when it comes to rape/murder, I can at least somewhat see the reasoning behind victim's desires for the death penalty. But illegal drugs? Really? You would put people to death because of possession/distribution of substances that are illegal?

That's ridiculous. If anything, those people need to be rehabilitated, not put to death. Come on, man.
vhinz
There are many cases here in our country on rape, murder/massacre that are done by people under the influence of illegal drugs. Many lives of the children have been wasted, families have been broken because also of illegal drugs. In think rehabilitating a drug dealer doesn’t help if dealing of illegal drugs is the source income of that person. And here in our country drug dealers continues on their illegal activities even they are inside prison. There are big time drug dealers that are under the protection of government officials and highly decorated authorities. Putting the drug dealers behind bars doesn’t halt them from their illegal business because they have people working for them including some government officials. For me those who give protection and receive payoffs from drug dealers should be punished also by death penalty because they help in destroying the lives of many people. Big time drug lords likes to create laboratories here in our country and do the dealing of illegal drugs for they will not be sentenced by death penalty and they can get away easily even they will be caught because there are some unscrupulous authorities in our government that can be bribed by their money in exchange for their freedom.

In China a person caught in trafficking illegal drugs for 50 grams or more of heroin or crystal methamphetamine could result in the use of the death penalty.

I would rather like drug dealers to be sentenced by death penalty to stop them from their illegal activities than let them live inside prisons and continue their bad activities that could destroy more lives.
TheArticulate
I find your rationale to be incredibly flawed, and it makes me very glad that you don't hold a position in your country to make decisions in regards to capital punishment. At least, I hope you don't.

You say things like "I think rehabilitating drug dealer doesn't help if dealing of illegal drugs is the source of their illegal activities". Do you THINK that, or do you KNOW that? Because there's a distinct difference in those statements. Do you have statistics or empirical evidence that you could provide me that proves that rehabilitation doesn't work? Because I'd love to see them.

That doesn't even begin to cover the fact that simply dealing drugs is such a menial crime as opposed to murder or rape, yet you want to sentence those people to death?

I'd like for you to provide me with some additional numbers and stats too, if you don't mind: Could you tell me how much it cost to put someone to death in your country? Also, how much would it cost your country to put all murderers, rapists, and drug-related incarcerations to death in your country?

For example, here in the U.S., the average cost of putting someone to death is $1.6 million. We currently have 317,420 people in our state and federal prisons for drug-related charges alone. In order to put these people to death (which would be incredibly inhumane and immoral for anyone to do, think about it), it would cost our taxpayers over $500 million to execute all of them.

I honestly think it's ridiculous that I have to boil these people's lives down to a pricetag on the taxpayer to get my point across, but there it is.
Rhodolite
The drugs part is totally flawed. Rape and murder yes, but drugs no. Worst 99% of all drug users do is break in and steal to feed their habit. There's a small 1% that do way worse like murder and rape. Killing someone just for using or selling drugs is beyond ridiculous. They didn't break in, they didn't hurt anyone else and they sure as hell didn't rape anybody. All they did was use and sell a substance. End of story. Their use and sales of substance isn't enough to warrant death as a punishment because their crime isn't on the same scale as rape and murder. Legalizing marijuana in many states actually stopped illegal dealers from selling because there was no point due to the fact that the buyers would rather buy from a legal source.

The only people drug users and sellers are hurting is themselves and those who are in the culture to begin with. It's incredibly rare for non related people to get involved. Usually the riffraff take care of themselves honestly speaking so there's no point in spending extra money trying to lock them up when we have other issues to deal with such as the recent bust on a child sex slavery ring which is way worse than a couple of drug dealers killing each other on the streets.
Juliemonkey

Die

I agree that death penalty should exist all over the world because there are crimes that just being imprisoned for life is not equal to what the sins the criminals had done. The muderers, rapist and child abusers should die. People like them don't deserve to live.
Posted by Juliemonkey on 10-13-2017
ColdFlameChris

100%

It's better to have the death penalty to every country so the criminal won't do any crimes anymore. It's not fair to lose special someone because of a criminal and then, they just only get to prison and eventually can go to streets again. I believe the saying, "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." We need to cleanse the world by eliminating criminals. If all of us know that committing a huge crime can lead to your death, I'm sure that it will definitely lessen the crime rate in our country.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 10-23-2017

Disagree

TheArticulate

Absolutely Not

The other person who voted here brought up a great point about death row inmates whose innocence have been proven. I think it's a huge risk to take when it comes to the fact that we could potentially be executing an innocent person.

Not to mention the costs. I've read that after court fees, lawyers, and the likes that it takes to have someone put to death in the U.S.'s justice system, the money could have fed and housed many inmates for their entire lives. We're talking in the millions of dollars for lethal injection cases here. I don't really think this is the best use of taxpayer dollars at all. Why spend so much money just to put some of the lowest people in our society to death? Save the money, and put them away until they deteriorate.

Posted by TheArticulate on 10-14-2017
Wubwub

no

I am not for it because I think death is an easy way out. If they are left in prison for the rest of their life, I think that's a way harsher punishment. Also, a lot of people get sentenced to death and are innocent, so just leaving them in prison at least affords them the chance of getting out and reclaiming their life that has been stolen from them.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-14-2017
anna

The death penalty should be abolished in all count

I understand the impulse to use the death penalty. There is no question that some criminals are unable or unwilling to be reformed. It seems like an effective way to get rid of violent criminals. It also serves as vengeance for the crime. I am strongly anti-death penalty but this past summer I felt conflicted about my anti-death penalty views when a group of young men around by age were murdered in a town not far from my hometown. It was a horrific crime and I found myself thinking that I wished the killer would get the death penalty. Even me, someone who considers myself an anti-death penalty advocate, can feel the impulse towards the death penalty. But even with this impulse, I still don't want the death penalty to exist. I don't think we should be able to take revenge on criminals with the death penalty. I think a responsible society should not have the death penalty. I hear a lot of arguments for the death penalty. One of the most common is "I don't want my tax dollars paying to house and feed a murderer". My response is always, "I don't want my tax dollars wasted on executing a prisoner when the prisoner could have been housed for much less." The cost of an inmate serving life in prison is less than the cost of executing a prisoner in the United States. Even without factoring in the cost of appeals, it costs more to prosecute a death penalty case. Another argument is that the death penalty is a deterrent but studies show that the death penalty is not an effective deterrent against violent crime. There is a real risk of executing innocent people. 144 death row inmates in the United States have been exonerated since 1973. These are people who came very close to being killed for crimes they didn't commit. That's not a risk that a responsible citizen should be comfortable with.
Posted by anna on 10-16-2017
blank629

It's a no for me.

Death penalty is scarier than we thought. Think of it, if death penalty exist in one country and someone accuse by mistake and he/she punish a life sentece which is death penalty, it's like you killed an innocent person. Not knowing the suspect behind this is still alive. We know that power exist in our world. If you don't have power, your life will not last longer. So I disagree with it because also it can use a weapon to kill a person if we are not careful on what we are doing. Let someone from the above judge the death of a person.
Posted by blank629 on 11-05-2017
jeiss

Death is extreme

Death might not be the best decision to take. There is the possiblity that a convict has a change of mind and is renewed in his heart and thinking. A life shouldn't go for a life.

Life imprisonment is better.

Posted by jeiss on 11-12-2017
mildredtabitha

Strongly disagree

No human being has the right to take the life of another human being. A human being with many sins which other humans consider unforgivable is still breathing because God has given him or her another chance, another day to repent and be forgiven. Denying your fellow human being this chance will make their soul not to rest in peace and you as the killer will have carried all the sins of the people you killed.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-30-2017

Comments

kgord
I think that it should actually. Some crimes are just too heinous to receive just a jail sentence. I think the death penalty should be applied sparingly though and just in the most serious cases where there is no error, and no hope of redemption. Some crimes just deserve the death penalty. There was a guy here who killed two little girls during the course of a robbery. Yes, I do believe he deserved the death penalty and he got it!
Posted by kgord on 10-13-2017
Barida
Maybe I'm different on this. It is the decision of the law making assembly of each country to decide the better judgement that is due for those that commits certain crimes in their country. I would have been glad if you listed those crimes that could go for a heinous one for crime rating can be different from country to country. I still don't think the death penalty is the solution to every big crime as well.
Posted by Barida on 10-13-2017
babyright
I think the death penalty has to be decided by the level of the crime, but in all i think life imprisonment should be okay for serious offenses against fellow humans.
Posted by babyright on 10-13-2017
tophew
I think it depends on the country which they prefer and what kind of criminality they are experiencing like in the Philippines the drugs are to rampant in that country so i think it's time to implement death penalty back even china one of the strongest country in the world also has death penalty. but we should be careful on imposing it we need to make sure that no innocent lives will be taken out wrongly.
Posted by tophew on 10-14-2017
Marvadaum
This is a very serious and delicate discussion. While I think that it should be maintained for serious crimes, it need to be applied in a serious country where the justice actually works or else lots of innocents might end up getting killed
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-14-2017
Corzhens
We have no death penalty in our country although there are proposals to bring it back. Reclusion perpetua or lifetime imprisonment of 30 years is the heaviest penalty for an offender. In one open forum about the issue, the proponents of death penalty reasoned that heinous crimes are rising and if there is death penalty then the criminals will somewhat be discouraged. On the other side of the fence, the argument is what if the convict was executed and later proven the verdict was wrong. How can you right that injustice when the subject is already dead. My take is yes although the judiciary system should be modified.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-16-2017
TheArticulate
I hear this all the time that the death penalty deters crime, but I haven't seen any statistics in the U.S. that have reflected this sentiment. Our justice system is a little buggy in that we've exonerated innocent people on death row, meaning they were almost put to death for a crime they didn't commit. If there are that many people exonerated, I hate to think of how many truly innocent people we have executed who were not exonerated.

Because of this, I think those statistics outweigh the idea that criminals will be deterred from committing said crimes.
Posted by TheArticulate on 10-17-2017
hermessantos
This is an extremely critical matter, for I think that taking someone's life is not in the hands of anyone but God. On the other hand, I think that many people are so cruel, that they probably do not deserve to be arrested, because the jail is simply a light punishment. So I think that the death penalty should exist in all countries as a law that places fear in people and prevents them from committing serious crimes.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-19-2017
joey98
this is one subject that I haven't decided on yet, in some Islamic countries they have let religion solve the problem for them by the principle of an eye for an eye, western countries are still confused about it.
Posted by joey98 on 10-23-2017
Alexa
The death penalty is archaic and inhumane. Yes, people do commit crimes, but choosing to end a life isn't a civilized way to punish or deter. People make mistakes and should learn from and them and be punished, but saying that others have power over whether someone lives is not a power people were granted with. While it does cost money to keep criminals people need to look at the root cause of crime and tackle it there. For the psychos who can't be rehabilitated then incarceration without liberties with labor is punishment. Society has moved on from torture, not in all countries but humanity knows what is right or wrong and without a doubt the death penalty is an attempt of justified murder.
Posted by Alexa on 11-04-2017
jaymish
I disagree with the death penalty no matter what the crime. No one has the right to take a life. There is a verse in the bible 'vengeance is mine says the lord' I don't believe in revenge. I believe we should leave it all to God.I believe karma is the best and can be a real bitch. I also don't believe that death is a punishment. The person won't know what is happening. It's better for them to live and be punished another way like life imprisonment and hard labor. Just today we watched a prisoner at the Hague, drink poison and kill himself because the judge had refused to reduce his sentence.He was sentenced to only 20 years for crimes against humanity. I believe life imprisonment is justice, enough!
Posted by jaymish on 11-29-2017