Would You Want to Witness an Execution?

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
July 24, 2007 1:16pm CST
Capital Punishment is always a controversial topic. There are some who are for it and some that are against it. My question is: Would there ever be a situation in which you would be willing to witness an execution? I don't think that I ever could.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
24 Jul 07
No. I couldn't. I don't like to see anyone hurt and couldn't even be there when I had to put down my dog. My son stayed with him until it was over. There is no way I want to be party to something like that. What if they were wrong!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Jul 07
We're going on the assumption that there is no room for error here, jillhill. I do believe that most of the criminals that are convicted are guilty. I think it is the rare case when a person didn't actually commit the crime. But, whether I would choose to be present is immaterial. That wouldn't stop my wanting to see justice served. You only have to think of some of the horrific things one human being can do to another to get my drift.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Right point taken but I still wouldn't want to be present.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jul 07
I am against capital punishment but I can honestly say if anyone hurt one of my cats or dog friends I would enjoy watching. Well any hunter will do too. I would buy tickets to watch anyone who is cruel to animals die. die die die! Oh my where did that come from...
@healer (1783)
• India
25 Jul 07
It will be a nightmare for me to watch those execution, its scary even to talk about and never wants to witness one of those. There are some movie scenes and i tried to watch those but it was hard for me to watch even those that are fake so i don't think i' llbe able to watch an execution that is real.
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• United States
25 Jul 07
I have no desire to ever watch someone being executed. No matter if they have done the worst thing a person could ever do to me, it is enough for me that they are being punished for their crime I don't need to be there to be a witness to it.
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@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
24 Jul 07
I don't think I could ever witness this. I mean I know for them to get there they would have had to have been convicted of a serious crime. But I would think of the person who was being executed family. It would bother me something terrible. I would not want to witness this.
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
No I could never watch one I do not knowhow People can and even cheer at it like they used as I know I never could whether the Person deserves it or not
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24 Jul 07
Well... Some people really deserve that punishment... But for me to witness such a thing... The person to be executed must have done something really awfull to me for me to be able to do that.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
10 Sep 07
Though I'm constantly thinking my stance on capital punishment, I must admit there are certainly some disgusting people (I've read the police reports and acts) and these people, I wouldn't mind seeing executed. Call me a monster, I don't care. But anyone willing to beat a two girls so horribly they end up swallowing their own teeth, and then strangling them with their own shoelaces deserves man's final decree of justice. Anyone willing to repeatedly rape and kill multiple women and girls deserves our final punishment. I don't care what you believe, I stand by this. You can say I'm an ogre or whatever you want, but some people are beyond redemption and keeping them alive means they have the chance to spread their evil on to others. I could indeed watch as some of the grossest people in society get put down. Might be more of my darkside talking, but after seeing and reading some capital crimes, this is how I feel.
@kming52 (280)
• China
31 Aug 07
Any pople's life is precious.I hate witness an execution .How can anyone dare to witness somebody's life sentence execution?
• United States
26 Jul 07
It all depends on the method of execution.I would never see a hanging. And lethal injection would be boring.But I would see an execution by firing squad.And I would only see an electric chair execution if I was either the victim or was close to the victim.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I truly believe in capital punishment and I can think of several reasons why I would want to witness an execution. If someone were to hurt my children, I would witness it. I also think that if we were to uphold capital punishment laws, then it would be a much safer country.
@mummymo (23707)
25 Jul 07
No, never! No matter what anyone had done I still would not wish to watch them be executed! xxxx