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Originally posted by TDawgRex
I am a proponent for the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and I am not at all humane about either.
If someone is sentenced to death, I think that a good strong hemp rope works just fine and should be open to the public as well. If the rope breaks, then the executioner shoots. It doesn’t need to be televised either, You Tube will ensure widespread dissemination.
If convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole and all appeals are used up (limited to 5), then into solitary you go. Guards don’t talk to you, no medical help, no reading material, no radio or TV, no window either. Just a heated 6x8 cell with a bed and crapper. Soundproofed, so that no codes can be tapped to other cells. No family visits either. Oh, you’ll be fed, but forgotten by the rest of the world. And that is where the perp will sit until they die. I guess that is still a death sentence isn’t it.
Are my ideas cruel? I think so. But I also think they need to be implemented.
Originally posted by Bassago
When we stop a wild dog sometimes it shot if there is no other way. Otherwise we put it down with an injection. We can at least offer the worst of our brothers or sisters the same.
Why not just torture them until they die. That seems to be what you suggest. We could just strap them to a gurney in the dark and shoot them full of hallucinogenic drugs until they went mad. That might be more humane.
Yes they are cruel, beyond cruel actually. Rather than implement your ideas I suggest we just drag the convicted from the courthouse and shoot them around back. It would be more merciful.
Originally posted by Gazrok
I don't understand life imprisonment. The role of prison is to punish the wrong and serve as rehab for the now ex-con to never want to come back. If in for life, then both of those roles no longer apply. (and why should the taxpayers feed, clothe, and house this person for life?).
No, life imprisonment should be equated to a death sentence, simple as that. If serious enough for life in prison, serious enough for the death penalty, in my book.
I don't understand life imprisonment.