Bring On The Executions...

Executions... - Executions...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
August 8, 2008 10:02am CST
With the overcrowding of prisons and the rampant rise in crime, should we be looking at other means of punishment. Mainly executions. What if we made the punishment for capitol offenses like murder, rape, torture, child molesting, terrorist activity and such were death? Do you think it would deter other ppl from commiting the same types of crimes? Which of these would you consider the most humane means of executions...hanging, firing squad, drowning, beheading, lethal injection, electric chair or something else? Could you execute someone if it was your job? What do you think the criteria should be before someone is put to death? Take Charles Manson as an example. He was jailed in 1969. He is still in prison to this day...the taxpayers have been paying for years for this man to sit in prison getting meals, a bed, showers, tv, learning a trade, getting visits from women (he's fathered several children) and he will never ever get out. He would be one of the first ones I would say needs to be executed. I think hanging would be the most humane...quick and done. I also think it needs to be done in the town square so other ppl know what will happen if they do crimes like these. What's your views on this? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I don't think executions deters people from committing crimes. In some countries that execute people all the time, crime is rampant. I don't know what the solution would be to keep people from doing criminal acts but am sure execution of all people with felonies is not going to prevent criminals from doing violent acts.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
8 Aug 08
How about some sort of "honor system"...Put 20 or so of these psychopaths in a locked room with various weapons and tools and permanent marker their crimes on their bare bodies. Whoever is still alive after 48 hours can get one last nice meal and a 'humane' execution, like hanging or firing squad....in front of all the other prisoners and whoever else wants to watch. I think something like that could do he trick....and reduce the number of executioners needed since they'd probably take care of the killing themselves. They'd get what they deserved and no one would feel guilty for being the one to do it.
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Heck if they go back to beheading I'm all set for the job. Ca-chunk The other question would be whether or not they thought they could get away with the crime & avoid the punishment all together. That's why most of them are in prison, they were wrong!
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@littleowl (7157)
8 Aug 08
Hi Twoey-I agree that we should bring back capital punishment..especially for murders and paedophiles but I do think the most humane way is lethal injection at least then it is witnessed and they go in a better way than being hanged...murders may not deserve to go in such a humane way but at least they will it is the same thing as to what they did to those they murdered bright blessings littleowl
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Hi twoey, I agree that when there is a punishment like that people tend to me more careful about their actions and we need also to be fair and consistent in implementing it..The problem is in most cases, the law will only hit the poor people and those who have money will be saved! SAD! [i]Anyway, for me lethal injection! Not too painful for the person and after that it should be published on air so that people will really know that the law is not just up to the paper! I know this is also sad to the family of the criminals but at least people will learn to be more responsible citizen![/i]
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I do agree twoey that if people had to really pay for doing really bad things they would not do them. I for one don't like it that we have so many prisons and they are full and over flowing. We have to build more. I think we need to be tougher and do something, if they do something like the things you mentioned they should pay with like punishment. Kill then you should lose your life. If you meant to do it. Like the person you mention. I don't like paying to keep up the people that are in prison either. I have other things I need the money for. These people can't be allowed to go out and work for their keep so be gone with them. I don't kow if I could do anything to them because of Gods law of thou shall not kill. If it was my job, well I'd do it but do a lot of praying for my soul. I don't know what is the best way to end someones life. they bible says an eye for an eye. Maybe if they shot and killed someone then that's how they should die. But then many things in the bible are not meant to be taken literally.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Call me sick, but I think there are some people out there who deserve slow, long, painful deaths, and Manson would probably be one of them. I agree though, these sickos don't deserve to live, and they live better than most free innocent people do. Half the time I wonder where my next meal is coming from, but these guys never have that problem.
• United States
9 Aug 08
That is unbelievably sad. I mean I understand his point and all, but it shouldn't be that way. Prison and jail should be more difficult than the real world. It should be something that nobody wants to go back to, ever! How ridiculous is it that they get a better standard of life than we do?
@shooie (4986)
• United States
21 Sep 08
People do survive hangings once in awhile if there is an oops. I think what they need to do is kill those that murder anyone. But we also have to remember there have been cases where the wrong man or woman got charged and years later they realize the messed up. If they can prove that a person murderd without a shadow of a doubt don't let them sit in prison more than a month. Lethal Injection. Is what we do to our sick animals. The ones that have crimes that aren't murders when we go to war put them on the front lines don't let them come home on leave until the war is over and if they survive let them go. If they try to run shoot em down.
• United States
8 Sep 08
I'm actually against execution as a punishment. I don't see where killing someone for killing someone is right. As the old saying goes, two wrongs don't make a right. But I also see what you are saying about the tax payers paying for them to have a great life basically. My view on it is this: Find a remote island soo far away from society that they could never get back. Have the waters around it full of hungry sharks so they don't try to swim back and leave them there to fend for themselves. Saves the tax payers money and makes rooms in the prisons.
• United States
9 Aug 08
Killing begets killing. That doesn't solve our problems, it just creates more. Look at countries like Darfur in Africa. Plenty of killing there! * I believe that too many nonviolent offenders are crowding the prisons where they have no business. In many ways prisons are universities of crime, where the nonviolent, often redeemable trouble makers are made into violent, unredeemable monsters. The check forger turns into multiple murderer, the pot smoker turns into a murderer behind bars to defend himself from a rapist. * The nonviolent troublemakers belong in a disciplined halfway house like facility where they can learn to become productive citizens. Not free, not with the monsters who can educate them to become hell on two feet. * The real action to prevent and control crime begins with poverty and the toddlers. Give a toddler a future, give a mother a hand up, and you prevent a criminal from taking from the taxpayer and instead becoming a taxpayer instead. * Sorry, got all busy with a soap box there
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
8 Aug 08
I think you are right he should have been hung years ago when he started all of this that he has done. I also agree with hangings. i mean this way people will see it and think well if I kill someone or rape someone this could happen to me. A lot of people are in jail that need to have this done to them.
@Eskimo (2317)
8 Aug 08
What a nice idea not like what we have in the U.K. where little old ladies get jailed for not paying council tax, and muggers get let off with practically no punishment at all. Even murderers get let off lightly except for those who kill someone when trying to defend their own property. In fact criminals in U.K. now have their own 'Honours System' and get awarded an 'ASBO' (Anti-Social Behavioural Order) if they get caught. It would appear that no-one ever follows these up to check if they misbehave again.
@GardenGerty (101691)
• United States
8 Aug 08
My first husband always said that there is a deterant factor of one at the very least. The person executed will never commit that crime again. I do not know if it would deter anyone else. I do not know the most humane means. I could not execute anyone. I do agree on your observation about Charles Manson. If we KNOW that someone committed the crime, I have no trouble with capitol punishment.