Life for a life?

@DaintyD (1102)
March 8, 2016 12:48pm CST
This is probily going to turn into some debate, with so many reader coming from differant backgrounds. But what's your believes in punishment for murders, rapist, and other criminals who have taken or destroyed the lives of not only their victims but the victims loved ones too?
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@UncleJoe (11411)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
8 Mar 16
For any of those crimes I think 30 days in the electric chair oughta be about right.
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@DaintyD (1102)
8 Mar 16
30days in an electric chair? Do you mean at a lower voltage as tourchure?
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• Akola, India
8 Mar 16
I think it is against humanity
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@UncleJoe (11411)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
8 Mar 16
@ashulove2 so is rape and murder.
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@TheHorse (74985)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Mar 16
For stranger rape and stranger murder, I'm fine with extermination, as long as guilt is proven beyond any doubt.
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@DaintyD (1102)
8 Mar 16
Needless to say the suspect would have to be 100% guilty.
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@vandana7 (69027)
• India
8 Apr 16
You too?
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@DaintyD (1102)
9 Apr 16
@vandana7 I'm not sure what your reffering too?
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@Daljinder (22181)
• India
8 Apr 16
I think punishment should depend on the rigorous psyche evaluation of the offender and the severity of the crime. Murder, rape are severe crimes. There is no question about that. But in all honesty, we all have different thinking, beliefs, etc. People demanding capital punishment and those preaching humanity would never come to terms with each other. Its better to reach a middle ground fast. So, these crime cases could be handled more effectively.
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@vandana7 (69027)
• India
9 Apr 16
I was reading the case of an innocent who was convicted of a crime 33 odd years ago. I felt sorry because DNA testing technology has been available to us for almost that long. Legal failure (ignorance of lawyers) can lead to innocents being punished so severely that there is no way the person can be compensated.
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@Daljinder (22181)
• India
9 Apr 16
@vandana7 No, morally that person can never be compensated. But that shouldn't stop the wrong-doers to at least try and repay him in anyway they can. Help him rehabilitate and to become accustom to the world he had lost touch with. And the best possible help they could do him would be to not let such thing happen to other innocents in the future. By taking effective measures.
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@vandana7 (69027)
• India
9 Apr 16
@Daljinder .. True. I am surprised that they did not incorporate mandatory DNA tests in law books without lawyers asking or omitting them. I think that is what is necessary immediately after the tests became available. Law books should have been amended immediately.
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@mavlana (1025)
• India
9 Mar 16
You are right but they should be given a chance to change their lives,which I know is very difficult.Taking revenge is against humanity.All the system,needs to change itself..they should be grown in understanding atmosphere.Its the rule of nature that good and evil goes side by side.
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@DaintyD (1102)
9 Mar 16
I can't fully agree with you here, sadly some people won't change. And you can not take back the hurt you have caused someone.
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@mavlana (1025)
• India
9 Mar 16
@DaintyD I agree with u...we can't take the pain back and those who have done these activities really don't care.But if u killed a person,who hurted you...you have done the same wrong act..then what will be the difference between that person and you.
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@DaintyD (1102)
9 Mar 16
@mavlana I'v not mentioned that I wishes to kill anyone, that's not in my nature. im simply asking for others views.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
9 Mar 16
I am all for doing to them what they have done to the victim. Punishment yes of course. For rapists of young children I think they should be castrated.
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@DaintyD (1102)
9 Apr 16
@marcyaz I agree wit you, but for all rapests not just those of young children. It would stop then being a risk to anyone else.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
9 Apr 16
@DaintyD That could be the deterrant or stopping them that is for sure, all of them.
@maezee (34545)
• United States
9 Mar 16
Oh I am so not sure on this issue. What is your stance? Logically an eye for an eye makes sense to me. In another sense I want the murderer to suffer a lifelong sentence in hellish prison. Then again, fiscally speaking, its much more feasible to execute - saves us taxpayers some money. Ugh! So in short, I am torn on the idea.
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@DaintyD (1102)
9 Mar 16
@maexee I am in agreement with you. If you destroy lives of others - why scouod you be able to live happily every after at the expense of the public.
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@vandana7 (69027)
• India
9 Apr 16
How...- if the person kills 10 and he gets killed once...how does it amount to eye for an eye? Secondly, the person may not be a good person, but your own child may be a good person. Aren't you equating your good child to the bad person? Is that what you want to do? Would you stop grieving if the person was hanged? If not, how is the compensation adequate?
@pumpkinjam (5800)
• United Kingdom
16 Mar 16
I don't believe in a life for a life. Apart from anything else, it's not really a punishment to the perpetrator (unless there is such a thing as Hell or whatever). Perhaps some form of physical punishment plus time in prison - not playing on Xboxes and doing college course but scrubbing their own floors and being given bread and water in a dish on the floor.
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@vandana7 (69027)
• India
9 Apr 16
Yeah the perpetrator escapes rather easily and it is almost as if he has got away with showing his tongue...you can kill me but cannot make me say sorry kind. Do what you want but I wont say I did wrong kind.
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@Lazyblogs (495)
• Chandigarh, India
16 Mar 16
Capital punishment should be rewarded to the accussed if proven guilty..there is absolutely no other way to reform the society
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@vandana7 (69027)
• India
9 Apr 16
Has capital punishment really stopped rapes and murders? Protracted legal procedure because of the type of punishment has a different view coming up in case of Rajiv Gandhi murderers, right?
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