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.
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