Thursday, 21 May 2009

Bring Back The Death Penalty!

Yet another opinion I feel strongly about that isn't on the nicest of tones...

Here in the UK, we no longer have the death penalty for heinous crimes, and I feel it should be brought back.

What are my reasons for thinking this?

Well, I don't think serious crimes should go so leniantly punished.

For example, someone willfully murders someone and when they are found guilty, they are given a life sentence which is a minimum of 15 years (which isn't really 'life' at all) - they get to take part in prison activities such as sports, using the internet, watching TV and so on - this doesn't seem much of a punishment to me.

Surely, it should be a life for a life?

In my opinion, it shouldn't just be murderers who are sentenced to death either - shouldn't someone who has committed heinous crimes such as being a paedophile ('kiddy fiddler') also be sentenced to death? Or a repeated rapist, shouldn't they too be sentenced to death?

If people can take a life or ruin a life with their crimes, in return, their lives should be taken from them.



Copyright ©2009-2012 Yvonne Brownsea

3 comments:

  1. I am not sue how I would feel if someone close to me was murdered but at the moment I'm against the death penalty- I don''t believe in an eye for an eye, and also there have been some very sad miscarriages of justice over the years when the death penalty was in place

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  2. I also think we should bring back the death penalty why should goog hones citizens pay to keep scumbags in prison, sorry I meant holiday camps! If someone plans and does a murder then they should have their life taken away, I feel it's the victims who get punishment not the criminal!

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  3. As long as no one innocent is executed. But it will happen.
    I'd rather life meant life, with hard labour and NO privileges .

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