they should be sentenced to life, and people in prison for things like marijuana possession and other non-violent crimes should be released or put on house arrest or probation to deal with overcrowding.
"thou shalt not kill" chica
Aren't you sweet...
I don't believe in the death penalty in any case. But we could do a lot to improve our prison system and it purpose concerning rehab. Maybe not with insane or career crims, but there is surely a lot of improvement that can be done in other areas.
No no no no no. Few reasons.<br />
1. The death penalty is more expensive than life in prison. <br />
2. Revenge is a foul motive. <br />
3. The state has no right to execute its own citizens, or should have no right.<br />
4. Pyschopaths and serial killers don't just "happen" - there are complex social reasons why a place like America has such a problem with spree shootings and serial killers. Death penalty puts the focus on individual acts, and away from fixing the **** that creates these people in the first place.
I went to look this up and found a good article on politifact, who is a pretty good fact checking website. I'm not 100% right, but the death penalty is still very expensive. http://tinyurl.com/66gwxhq
In California, they actually compared the costs to keeping people incarcerated for life vs. housing them on death row, waiting as the appeals go through (usually a minimum of 10 years) and the costs of actually executing them---it IS more expensive. That why a repeal of the death penalty here is on the ballot for November. It may not pass, but the numbers brought it up for the vote.
F*** yeah! they are a treat to mankind :)
Hypothetically: yes<br />
In reality: No. I think killing one innocent person is much worse than killing ten guilty people. The justice systems of the world are always flawed and I don't think we should risk innocent people getting fr<x>amed for murder(s).
Yes, some do, but some of those ones have mental issues and confess to crimes they didn't even commit (e.g. in the Jon Benet Ramsay case).
I know! We've got ppl like that here as well. :S
The other problem is political framing, where ppl with power try to eliminate other ppl who are a threat to them by false accusations of serious crimes. This is happening in a number of Asian countries...
It's really hard to diagnose... institutionalization and rehabilitation would be better