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Quote Scott Replybullet Topic: Death Penalty in Jamaica
    Posted: 09 July 2004 at 11:02am

Should Jamaica's death penalty be abolished?

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Quote Duck Sauce Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2004 at 6:28pm
No, I think that the death penalty is a good deterant to violent crime.
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Quote belizean039 Replybullet Posted: 11 Jan 2005 at 6:33pm
No, the death penalty should not be abolished in Jamaica or my country of Belize. Once a person has been found guilty of murder and exhausted all his avenues of appeal, I don't think that the government should burden itself with maintaining this person for the rest of his life, i.e. taking care of him while incarcerated. Furthermore, I think the death penalty still serves as a deterrent to others who 'think; of committing such crimes!
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Quote ilam96 Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2005 at 2:46pm
I'm sorry, I can't bring myself to vote.  One part of me would like to see some mechanism in place to lower crime rates, but the other part of me can't bare the thought of one human killing another.
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Quote balham_gyal Replybullet Posted: 26 Aug 2005 at 9:55am
The death penalty does not work as a deterrent.  Countries that still use it generally have the highest rates of crime, in particular violent crime, such as Jamaica and America.  In addition it costs more money to have a death penalty trial that it does to accomodate someone in prison for the rest of their life.  So just in practical terms the death penalty does nothing to reduce crime rates and costs the publis more.  Morally i think its just plain wrong what example is a government setting, by maintaining the death penalty they are condoning murder.  Governments should work on rehabilitation and preventing crime in the first place instead of just reacting once a crime has been committed.  The death penalty should be abolished in all countries not just Jamaica.
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I agree with your train of arguement however the thing in vogue is that it is politically correct in some circles to use the death penalty for political showmanship. I'd never forget Bill Clinton cutting short his Primary campaign to return to Arkansas and be present in town for the execution of a person whose IQ was no more than an inbecile. Funny how people will use the ultimate sacrifice to further their own self interest.Society , all of society, must find a way to rehabilitate its products...what is sad is that too many folks have paid the supreme penalty only to have society recognise that they were totally innocent.

One is reminded of the case where John Christie ,himself executed , had killed a man's wife but was not charged. The husband who could not prove his innocence was sentenced to death at the Old bailey and executed . Before Christie's execution he confessed to the murder and 20 odd years later the Queen isssued a Posthumous Pardon for the other guy...had his remains dug up from the prison grounds and given a civil burial...I say ..Bull.

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Quote dragonfly Replybullet Posted: 04 Feb 2009 at 10:19am
The death penalty should not be an option anywhere in the world. I think there are other ways that people can understand the atrosity the comitted if they killed somebody else and there are many options for the family victims to heal and by having the perpetrator being killed will not heal them, take the anger away and will not bring to life their love one.

Do you know death penalty also apply to people that the State thinks can be a threat to them. Also, to people that said something against the state even if you have a thought against your president and it came out of your mouth and someone hears you they can trial you for death penalty. It does not apply exclusively to criminals it applys to every person that the state belives can be a threat for them or their country.

By abolishing death penalty we are preventing the death of innocents who are waiting in death row, the death of people who have opinions that go against the ones the state wants them to have. Do you know that all humans have the right to life, free speach, and the death penalty is a way that the state has to take those rights away from you and the people you love.

I do not defend the act of taking other people life and I think if someone killed another human they should pay but not with their life, their is no learning in that. It is more expensive for the state to pay for death penalty than the cost per year of an inmate.



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Quote dragonfly Replybullet Posted: 04 Feb 2009 at 10:24am
I'm sorry my message was a reply to what Landlubber said.
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Quote dragonfly Replybullet Posted: 04 Feb 2009 at 10:26am
I agree with you since the death penalty is a way of the state to have a licence to kill. I belive we teach by model and not by doing the same. If we want a different society we should do different from those who does wrong things.
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Quote vutjebal Replybullet Posted: 05 Feb 2009 at 3:30am

welkom on board....dragonfly  hope you will  enjoy your stay with us.

What is  the differents between *death penalty* and *100 yrs in jail* ???Head%20Smack
 
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