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Iplayboard 05-26-2006 12:00 AM

Capital Punishment
 
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BCPVP 05-26-2006 12:31 AM

Re: Capital Punishment
 
No, and not because I'm an ACer.

ALawPoker 05-26-2006 12:37 AM

Re: Capital Punishment
 
Yes. Of course.

New001 05-26-2006 01:29 AM

Re: Capital Punishment
 
No. Not at all.

The only instance where I could ever support it would be if a certain inmate were still a real threat to the safety of other inmates or (and probably more importantly) the outside world, despite the best prison technology available. If such a person were to exist, and no prison existed that would keep others safe, then I can see executing him to be okay. I don't really see this happening, though I suppose it is possible.

Otherwise, no.

Andrew Karpinski 05-26-2006 01:38 AM

Re: Capital Punishment
 
I can think of several examples were the state killing another person is fine in my books, say if someone rapes babies.

Kurn, son of Mogh 05-26-2006 03:57 PM

Re: Capital Punishment
 
Yes, but I wouldn't get all up in arms if it were eliminated.

Copernicus 05-26-2006 06:50 PM

Re: Capital Punishment
 
I am pro-CP, but would gladly give it up if torture during a life sentence were permitted.

HLMencken 05-26-2006 07:01 PM

Re: Capital Punishment
 
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I am pro-CP, but would gladly give it up if torture during a life sentence were permitted.

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"Distrust anyone in whom the desire to punish is powerful"

Friedrich Nietzsche

bobman0330 05-26-2006 07:37 PM

Re: Capital Punishment
 
Mild no. Risk of executing an innocent man, expense, lack of deterrent effect outweigh whatever marginal increase in societal utility we get from increasing the level of vengeance we achieve through the penal system.

nietzreznor 05-26-2006 10:33 PM

Re: Capital Punishment
 
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No, and not because I'm an ACer.

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