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 What should the death penalty be? (15)

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What should the death penalty be?

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3 points

My thoughts are that

1.) It should be a choice of the prisoner, no matter their sentence they can choose to die.

2.) They should be able to choose what method they want (within reason).

3.) If unable to decide... this would be their way out. If nitrogen asphyxiation is not available to the prison, then a firing squad shall be used instead.

4.) A psychiatric examination shall be conducted at least every week for a three months to determine if they are ready to die (and not being told by voices to do so).

2 points

Electrocution. It would be pretty painful for the inmate, but it would make the victim verrrrry happy.

Side: Electrocution

I am not an advocate of the death penalty, however, if there must be such a thing at least let it be by lethal injection.

Side: Lethal Injection
Side: Lethal Injection

Firing squad, electrocution or being hung.

Side: Lethal Injection

What should the death penalty be? Abolished! Too many innocent have died already. There is no way to remedy the killing of an innocent person.

Side: Lethal Injection
1 point

I would say that we should go for the whole eye for an eye thing, but that doesn't work. I am a fan of the electric chair. it is sure to kill them and it is excruciatingly painful. If your mother was brutally murdered, you wouldn't want the murderer put to death while he/she was dreaming of teddy bears and cotton candy. You would want the bastard to feel at least a fraction of what he did to your mom. Argue if you want but please, be logical.

Side: Electrocution
Sazzz(96) Disputed
1 point

Except that flys in the face of the right to be free from cruel or unusual punishment.

Side: Severing of the brain stem
NuclearFish(182) Disputed
1 point

...and no, I would not want them to suffer. Why would I stoop to the level of the killer? Vengence and justice are dissimilar.

Side: Severing of the brain stem
1 point

I'm a huge believer in capital punishment out of principle. For me the penalty has to be the electric chair. A great and unique invention. I'd like to see reinstated and to grow as a universal and standard form of punishment wordwide. If you take someones life you deserve to die a terrifying death.

Side: Severing of the brain stem
Peekaboo(710) Disputed
1 point

If terror is your goal, I can come up with suggestions that beat yours by miles.

A. Stoning

B. Crucifixion

C. Burning at the stake

D. Thousand cuts

E. Hanging, drawing and quartering

F. Impalement

G. Scaphism

H. Immurement

Ah, we humans are so inventive when it comes to ways to make fellow humans suffer... :D

Side: Severing of the brain stem
1 point

Severing of the brain stem. This is similar to but not exclusively decapitation, particually as decapitation can sometimes leave the head "alive" for up to several minutes. By severing the brain stem, the criminal dies instantly.

Side: Severing of the brain stem

I think that the most humane death is instaneous vaporization. If there is one thing that is infalliable, it's a really big explosion. Besides, the state can save money by killing many at once. Then again, we do run into the problem of having no body after that... Either way, lethal injections require the right dosage as given by human hands, there's room for horrific error. Severing the brain stem is another surgical thing that relies on the surgeon NOT making a mistake. If you want prisoners to not suffer, but still fear capital punishment, and do it in a way that doesn't hurt, completely destroy the body in one quick flash.

Side: Vaporization
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Humane: Nitrogen Asphyxiation

Inhumane: Nerve Gas (Very Painful)

Side: Vaporization

I don't believe in the Death Penalty but the alternative should be life imprisonment.

Side: Vaporization