Nice to see that you have resorted to type. You have been slagging me off for not coming up with evidence, so please guide me to the raft of analysis and considered opinion that you have contributed. In fact, don't bother, because you haven't come up with any. Your sole purpose in this thread has been to have a pop at people because you don't agree with them. That isn't a debate.
Just answer one question. Of all the murderers that have been released and murdered again, how many of their victims would probably still be alive now if they had received the death sentence?
It's not just about punishment. It's about protecting the rest of society from these scumbags.
You need to go and have a lie down.
In common with many others I have referenced the many miscarriages of justice that have occurred in recent times that would potentially have led to the wrongful execution of an innocent man, on this and other threads we have seen references to studies showing a higher overall murder rate for states and areas that have the death penalty compared to those that don't.
It has been shown time and time again that the death penalty is no deterrent, leads to a higher murder rate and has the potential to kill the wrong person and yet you still have this fixation with killing people while claiming it is to "protect society from these scumbags".
I'll answer your question about Of all the murderers that have been released and murdered again, how many of their victims would probably still be alive now if they had received the death sentence?
Exactly the same number as if we'd not released them early.
Guess which idea eliminates the chance of wrongful execution.
Edited by Shadow, 10 August 2013 - 07:50 AM.