Thread: Death Penalty?
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:43 AM
I don't see the purpose of the death penalty other than to satisfy some sense of retribution for the victims family and friends. The whole notion of an eye for an eye is rooted in old fashion law procedures. This problem becomes more apparent when courts sometimes hear cases of evidence coming out where someone was falsely accused and sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit or were given a sentence on unjust grounds. Now, what if this were to occur for someone who was put to death? I'm sure it's happened many times, so why continue offering it as an alternative? I don't want to really dwell too much into religion, but it seems that with the idea of putting someone to death ending their life here so they can then be punished in some metaphysical dimension (Hell) is completely problematic (this does not mean I'm saying that all proponents of the death penalty are religious). Then there's of course the issue of cost of death penalties versus life without parole.