Judicial hanging.

India
February 10, 2011 8:16am CST
Hanging to death is a criminal offence to be condemned by all. Judicial hanging is also a type of murder but the difference is that it is sponsored by the state itself. Do you think any republic has the right to kill its own children? Do you support capital sentence?
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• India
10 Feb 11
You might be correct if we are taking human rights in view. But how can you spare someone who has killed 200 people in broad daylight just for a stupid reason that they were the citizen of enemy country. Capital punishment should remain but for rarest of rare cases only.
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• India
10 Feb 11
First of all I beg pardon for the slip of the pen due to extreme carelessness. Please read 'capital punishment' in stead of 'capital sentence'. You are right in citing an example like it. But I think the issue of 'capital punishment' is still now a matter of debate among the eminent thinkers of today.
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• India
10 Feb 11
Ya u are 100% correct this is a matter of concern if used for state's political purpose like used in China and Iran.
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@louievill (19353)
• Philippines
10 Feb 11
Hi, I am against taking of human life by another human being in any form or for whatever reason. Any judicial system can have flaws in itself and I strongly believe in the saying "that it is better to let a criminal free than convict an innocent person". Sometimes I also think of the relatives of victims of heinous crimes and I really feel sorry for them, but still I think it still does not justify killing, maybe incarceration where they won't be allow to join society again ever is better if they are proven guilty.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
10 Feb 11
Morally speaking, I don't think we should allow capital punishment. Regardless of how hideous the crime, I feel that we still don't have the right to take a man's life. But pragmatically, it's somewhat necessary. Sentencing them to life would cost us taxpayers. We'd be paying for their 'accommodations.' (Can you imagine yourself feeding someone who has killed or raped innocent people?) Also, there wouldn't be enough prisons if we continue handing out life sentences to these criminals. And there is also the possibility of escape, and as such, the possibility that those hideous crimes would happen again.
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@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Feb 11
A republic killing its own 'children'? Yes, I do support capitol punishment. I think that if some person goes out and commits a horrible, inhumane act that we as tax payers should not have to pay for this demented heathon to live at grey desert resort somewhere. I think that people that do a hanus crime should not be kept around. I do think that some should be kept around and made to do life without parol but the really bad ones need to just die. It depends on the seriousness of the crime.
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
12 Feb 11
I agree with that. As long as there is no doubt of the person's guilt. I have seen many cases where people were in prison by mistake because they had been set up by the real killer. Still I think there are some crimes that are so awful that the person should pay with their life.
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@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Feb 11
I totally agree. Horrendous crimes should be met with horrendous consequences.
• United States
11 Feb 11
Yes if it meant punishment for a person ending an innocent life of course, as why should a murderer be spared while the innocent did not get to choose.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
11 Feb 11
My point exactly sweetie. Such a shame we cannot do to them what they did to others, though.
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@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
16 Feb 11
You mgiht call it legal murder or authorized murder and these people are so guilty not by their act as it is the state that enacts the law, but it is their conscience that make the laywers and judges guilty. They know it is wrong to order a killing whether it is lawful or not.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
13 Feb 11
I have never believed in capital sentence!I happen to think that killing someone because of a crime they committed it's not the right way to go.
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
12 Feb 11
It is a difficult thing. For some crimes I think we are better off removing the person, but I prefer humane killing, not hanging. I remember that when a gunman massacred people in the street, just random killings, I wished the cops had killed him not just wounded him. There are monsters in this world and I wonder is it better to end their life or make them suffer for a lifetime in prison. However, if that person escaped from prison and started murdering again then I would wish he/she had been killed so he/she could not murder again. Our current legal system lets all sorts of monsters walk free on technicalities but that system came about because too many police abused their powers and hurt innocent people who were powerless to defend themselves. I do not know the answer. I do know that there are some people whose removal from the world would make the world a nicer place. The complex problem is that it is very hard to do that without also risking the lives of innocents. Power can corrupt people so it is a risky thing.
@mythociate (15753)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12 Feb 11
Look at it from the state's point-of-view ... Someone is going to die; should it be the one murderer or the several dozen people he shall meet?
• Slovenia
11 Feb 11
I have to say I agree with some thingjs that have already been said by other posters. I peronally am against taking any humans life, but if you look at it from the point where this murderer may just have killed someone you loved in cold blood then you gotta ask yourself, what would you do? would you really let them rot in jail while they'll increase taxes and possibly get a chance to get out/escape one day and in worse case scenario kill again? I know you may say we shouldn't look at it from this point of view, but the fact is that it doesn't matter who the murderer killed, the family of those persons still feel the same way as you would, so in my opinion that justice just has to be served. I know they saying goes you're no better than them if you go to the point where you do exactly the same as them, but in jurisdiction there's no such law and there has to exist the punisment for people alike. If we'd just let them be and leave them in jail this would be almost equal as acquitting someone, so it can't work that way. as far as the methods go, there's many, but most known are electrocution, hanging and lethal injection and if I were to choose, lethal injection would be the most humanly possible punishment if you that's what you wanted to hear. but that doesn't mean that any other places that use either beheading, falling, gas chamber, shooting, stabbing or stoning are leaning towards most inhuman and violent way to get as close as possible to the punishment the murderer has commited, cause that's just another way of serving justice, so either way those persons got what they've done thrown at them at the most minimal legal way possible and that's the only punishsment that can be served by laws.
@rameshchow (5284)
• India
11 Feb 11
Now a days people are not crawling with relationships(believe and honesty). Even our children also thinking about themselves only. So there are some strong walls are coming with the name of money.... Money can do anything in this present generation. Mainly if we think once, majority of our problems are coming from the angle of money only. have a nice day, god bless you my friend.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
11 Feb 11
Whether it is by hanging or lethal injection, I am against all that killing! I was disappointed to find out last night that Austria, the country where I am living at the moment, is the country exporting the substance used in those lethal injections! Politicians can talk about being against those killings, yet they don't seem to mind exporting the deadly substance!
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Feb 11
Hi DoctorDidi, I have always been opposed to capital punishment. It is simply murder by the state and no different from any other murder. I am at a loss to understand how anyone can justify such action, but I'm sure that the day will come when the very thought of it will be abhorred by everyone. Blessings
• United States
10 Feb 11
in third world countries yes they used hanging as punishment like singapore in china they would beat a thief called street justice saudi arabia they use stiff punishment like beheading just warning
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Feb 11
doctordidi If a murderer killed a family member of yours would you want to spare his monstrous life? I think any country has a right to use capital punishment for murderers. why a slap on the wrist then jail for a while a nd turn them out to kill again? no I believe in capital punishement when we are certain the person did the crime.[
@savypat (20246)
• United States
10 Feb 11
Intentional killing is in my mind murder no matter who does it. Until mankind can find it's way past the need to kill each other there will never be world wide peace. As advanced as wethink we are in the 21st century, in truth we are not far from our most primitive pasts.