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Originally posted by Kryties
It costs more to execute him/her than to imprison them for life. Nice try. So you are actually agreeing with me are you?
Things You Should Know About the Death Penalty
COST: It is cheaper to incarcerate a murderer for the rest of his/her life than to execute him or her. Statistics show that the average cost for 40 years of prison is $600,000 to $700,000. An execution normally runs $2 million to $3.2 million dollars.
[edit on 19/9/2009 by Kryties]
Iv'e read this entire thread and "he raped and killed a 14 yr old girl"excuse
seems to be the justification for torture and bloody execution.
I wonder if the victim of the crime was a homeless 28 yr old homosexual crack head,would the lynch mob feel so morally justified?
Originally posted by hitekrednek
Iv'e read this entire thread and "he raped and killed a 14 yr old girl"excuse seems to be the justification for torture and bloody execution.I wonder if the victim of the crime was a homeless 28 yr old homosexual crack head,would the lynch mob feel so morally justified?
Just one of the many reasons I'm hightailing it to Amsterdam. I feel the need to live with civilized people.
Originally posted by Lazyninja
It's not torture, it's called not being able to properly jab someone because they've screwed their veins up.
Don, This is called stereotyping and is frowned upon by much of the media and public education except when they do it .. This is also the exact mentality/self justification/entitlement thinking which is trying to justify anyone with a dissenting opinion as "RACIST."
Stereotyping is cheap political censorship to default through unquestioned and unchallenged. Many of us are not interested in this technique as well. It has been so overused, misused, and abused in self justification. I probably need to take a lie detector or DNA test on this post!! No make over needed here. Thanks, Orangetom
I haven't read this whole thread, and time is running short, but there are a couple of points I want to make before I go. Firstly the thought that he will spend 23 hours a day locked away with his thoughts is proof that who says this has never known the inside of a federal prison. In fed. lock up there is much more freedom than in the county jail system. This man would have recreation time, in addition to meals, and the "lock-down" time is only from 11pm to 7am. He will have limited use of the internet, a large library, a t.v. room, fitness center, and stations to play games. If he has the money he can even get a personal radio, and a small color t.v. for his room.
All of the above makes me a little sick.
The reason for the expense incurred for locking a prisoner up, as well as the cost of executing them is because in this country we are more concerned with the rights, and comfort of criminals than with what they did.
To fix the problem of expense however I don't think we should abolish capitol punishment, but rather streamline it. How? Well for one, speedy appeals. These people are allowed to spend years and years tying up the appeals process, costing tax payers money both in court costs as well as keeping them locked up for years. I say let them have their appeals, but make it quick. Secondly we should stop being concerned with the methods. I say a couple of bullets will get the job done rather quickly and in a very cost effective manner.
Originally posted by Kryties
reply to post by silo13
Deny Emotion, Apply Logic.
Emotional blackmail will not change my opinion of this.