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bob mills for michael and forum
capital punishment in 2018
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:43

I agree that capital punishment is an ineffective deterrent to capital crimes. Even death-penalty advocates seem to agree, because the emphasis has shifted to "helping the victim's family gain closure."

Given the long, drawn-out appeal process involved with any death sentence, it's hard to fathom how waiting years for the condemned person to die brings closure to anyone. A life-without-parole sentence can be used as a plea bargain device (the Parkland shooter is apparently seeking this deal), and closure is immediate.

  • Re: ?Michael 5260, Tue Mar 13 09:54
    I've never found any significant evidence that capital punishment is a deterrent to crime. Historically, when you look at the number of people that have been executed by hanging, guillotined, firing... more
    • capital punishment in 2018 — bob mills for michael and forum, Tue Mar 13 11:43
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