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Originally posted by Goethe
They brought the whole EU in under 'sneakiness'...
The death penalty s a wrong thing and completely outdated in civilized society.
The State should not have the right to kill to punish, nor should anyone else.
Murder in the name of anything is a sin, and murder in the name of the State is a crime against humanity!
Originally posted by loner007
England theres only 2 possible ways of getting the death sentence one is harming a member of the royal family and breaking into naval dockyards.
8th of November 1965. Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act passed which effectively abolished capital punishment but provided for another vote on it "within 5 years." Treason, piracy with violence and arson in Royal Dockyards remained capital crimes.
16th & 18th of December 1969. The House of Commons and House of Lords respectively confirmed abolition of capital punishment for murder.
1971. Arson in Royal Dockyards ceased to be a capital offence, or in fact any specific offence.
1998. Death penalty abolished for crimes committed under military jurisdiction.
20th of May 1998. On a free vote during a debate on the Human Rights Bill, MP’s decided by 294 to 136, a 158 majority, to adopt provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights outlawing capital punishment for murder except "in times of war or imminent threat of war." The Bill incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights into British law.
July 31st, 1998. The Criminal Justice Bill of this year removed High Treason and piracy with violence as capital crimes, thus effectively ending capital punishment.
27th of January 1999. The Home Secretary (Jack Straw) formally signed the 6th protocol of the European Convention of Human Rights in Strasbourg, on behalf of the British government formally abolishing the death penalty in the UK. It had been still theoretically available for treason and piracy up to 1998 but it was extremely unlikely that even if anyone had been convicted of these crimes over the preceding 30 years, that they would have actually been executed. Successive Home Secretaries had always reprieved persons sentenced to death in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man where the death sentence for murder could still be passed and the Royal Prerogative was observed/ex]
so as you can see there are no longer any offences in the UK that carry the death penalty.
edit for spelling
[edit on 6/5/10 by executioner]
Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
For some people dead is the easy way out.
Governments that punish a crime with a crime are to me nothing more then a hypocrite and hideous institute.
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
What is a crime, is tax payers having to support the life of people who deserve not to be here anymore. Do you have any idea what it costs a tax payer to sustain the life of some of these people in prison?
Perhaps you would not feel this way, if somebody you knew was affected by a rapist, or murderer.
Revitiscism rates show, that repeat offenders do not deserve a life outside of the system. If you think otherwise, please forward all your income to incarcerate these people!
Forgive me if I was not clear enough for you. I will explain.
I believe the issue was the death penalty with that in mind I said crime.
I believe a murderer or a rapist should not be allowed in our society.
The situation of the act calls for an expert to decide what should be the punishment. However I'm against the death penalty because I think it is not our place to decide over life and death and however someone did murder I think it is hypocrite for us to do to them when it is considered evil in the first place.
I would love any rapist to get raped, they probably are in prison.
But they might like it. Who knows.
I know how it feels to have someone close murdered, if it makes you feel better.
Revitiscism rates. I'm sorry but did I give the idea that someone should not be punished when they commited a crime ?
When a murderer gets back on the street I would say someone made a mistake when the murderer kills again.
The only thing I'm against is the death penalty.
Any government can easily cut some of their deffense budget to keep criminals of the street.
I don't really understand hw you class a rapist the same as a murderer.
What's wrong with making them work for there stay anyway.
[edit on 5/6/2010 by Sinter Klaas]