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How To Kill A Human Being

Is humane execution possible?

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Hits: 6595 | Favorites: 5 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 3.1 | Category: Science | Date: 04/26/2013
 
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Magentab0b
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1462 Posts
Sunday, April 28, 2013 1:06:01 PM
Edison you the man!

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10131 Posts
Saturday, April 27, 2013 10:33:57 PM
"Depending on what state you live in, the wrongful conviction rate is between 13% & 25%."

You're gonna hafta cite that.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10287 Posts
Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:30:09 PM
I think you've just nudged me more toward the "against" side of the fence.


Glad to hear. Part of the libertarian ethos is about restraining government power. It`s important in this case as it tends to harm people it`s not even supposed to target.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:14:19 PM
@Gerry: Good points. ~pondering~

I'm kind of stuck on what Madduck alluded to earlier though: If, say, my son or daughter were brutally murdered by a serial killer, I`d have a hard time not feeling further victimized every time I saw that person leering from the TV screen in his latest interview or parole hearing, a la Charles Manson.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:06:05 PM

I'm against the death penalty for 2 reasons.

A: By outlawing it, we as a society have said that deliberately killing a person is wrong. As punishment for this we will kill you. Huh? Hows that?

& 2: Error ratio. Depending on what state you live in, the wrongful conviction rate is between 13% & 25%. That is intolerable. And you cannot apologize after you`ve killed the wrong man, which has happened way too many times. Until we have a reliably accurate court system the death penalty shouldn`t be considered.

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