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Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Originally posted by biggie smalls
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
Does child rape really warrant the death penalty? Murderers haven't stopped killing people despite the use of the death penalty. Is this really going to deter people from raping children?
While I do not defend people who do such despicable acts, they are still people. Who are we to sentence another to death? We are not god.
An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind, remember. Having them be raped over and over again may be what it takes to drill it into their brains, but that may also cause more harm than good.
Killing people is not going to solve any problems.
Is there ANY punishment that deters 100% of the time? NO!
Does it deter some? YES IT DOES. Therefore, it is a just punishment. Keeping disgusting people alive (murderers and rapists) is not going to solve any problems either.
And if you let a murderer or rapists serve life in prison....the chance of them murdering and raping again is VERY LIKELY. Why should they be allowed to have that opportunity ever again?
People like that have lost all rights and all respect for their own lives. They make a choice - they know the consequences. Therefore, they are choosing their fate.
[edit on 14-4-2008 by greeneyedleo]
Originally posted by xmotex
The death penalty is the most serious penalty, and should be reserved for the most serious crimes. Child rape is awful, but the victims can and do recover - I have known a few
Murder on the other hand, is always permanent.
Originally posted by Jaytan
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Originally posted by Comsence2075
Yes some do and that is great, but not all do. Many children are permanently traumatized and experience many problems in their life that they may not even realize stemmed from a terrible act such as rape.
[edit on 14-4-2008 by Comsence2075]
Originally posted by jackinthebox
reply to post by greeneyedleo
Well, I'll just leave it as "cost is debateable" then. Probably depending on various factors that would be difficult to quantify. But clearly, there is no serious cost-effectiveness issue overall.
[edit on 4/14/0808 by jackinthebox]
Originally posted by d11_m_na_c05
I fear castration WAYY more than death . You don't gotta live with death ..