A Eye For An Eye???

@lynnemg (4539)
United States
October 24, 2009 12:43pm CST
I think that when a person commits a heinous crime, such as killing an innocent child, that person should have to endure the exact same thing that he/she did. In other words, if a person tortures and kiils a child, that person should be tortured and kiiled as well. I know that two wrongs do not make a right, but seriously, if we put these people in prison for the rest of their lives, the fact is that they are still alive. Not only are they alive, they are also living on the taxpayers' money. They get free housing, free food, free education, free health care, and free security, and we pasy for it all!! Think of all the money we could save as a country if we used this practice. Of course, the evidence would have to be very strong with no chance of a false conviction. What is your opinion? Do you think we should practice the concept of an eye for an eye in our judicial system??
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@bird123 (10526)
• United States
24 Oct 09
No chance of false conviction???? Do you realize how many innocent people were executed?? Can any number be acceptable??
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
you're very, very right. i cannot agree so much considering the pain and trauma that the relatives of the deceased would be for the rest of their lives. but the law is there to protect us, protect lives. and that is exactly how they still view the lives of these wrongdoers.
@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
28 Oct 09
lynnemg, I do not think we should adopt an eye for an eye concept in our justice system as that will be inhumane and makes us no different to the perpetrators whose character are mean and heinous. Justice is never about violence but a system where it is to deter people from committing crime and maintain order in the community. When there is a crime and there will be a penal code to mete out the appropriate punishment for the crime. Depending on the severity there will always be a chance for criminals to redeem themselves. Yet, when there are a taking of life then the system will have a code to mete out a more severe punishment but it will never be executed in the same manner of a murder crime. Last but not least, an eye for an eye - makes the whole world blind. It is just not appropriate to advocate such a practice.