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Is capital punishment wrong?

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INTRODUCTION On 13th July 1955, a fine summer’s morning, Ruth Ellis, a 28 year old nightclub manageress convicted of murdering her lover, David Blakely, sat in the condemned cell at Holloway Prison with a priest and her guards as the clock approached nine o’clock. She was given a large tot ... Read review

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How Many Is Too Many?

AdvantagesNone. It has no place in modern, civilised society.

DisadvantagesLife is sacred. The execution of even one innocent is too high a price to pay.

"...of a single innocent person is unacceptable - the system has proved itself fallible on too many occasions to be relied upon. ===THE ARBITRARY & INDISCRIMINATE POWER OF STATE=== The only western country of note to still put its citizens to death – and with alarming regularity - is the United States of America, where the Federal Government, US Military and 38 of the 50 States still have the death penalty on their books. Of these, Texas has the busiest ..." Read review
14.11.2009

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Justice or Vengeance?

Advantages?

DisadvantagesUnsafe, futile, immoral

"Is capital punishment wrong? At this stage of our evolution: YES. Because at this stage of our evolution, as a species and as a society, we still make mistakes. Not the innocent mistakes of a witness under stress mis-remembering what (s)he saw on a dark night, but the systemic mistakes that result in a police force so focussed on targets and league tables and funding that they need a conviction more than they need the right conviction; systemic ..." Read review
09.07.2004

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If they kill and kill again its lethal jab time! Review with images

AdvantagesA deterent would cut the mass murder rate in the UK

DisadvantagesInnocent people could be hung

"...fearless and death and paradise is more attractive than their lives in a strict and often oppressive Asian family culture here, rather ironicaly. I dated a very Western Asian girl last year and even she showed empathy to 911. We Brits tend to tolerate immigrants but struggle to really welcome them here, until of course, they too become Brits by adopting our habits, good or bad. They keep coming here and we get on with it. We keep going there ( ..." Read review
15.08.2010

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The Death Penalty- Should it be brought back?

AdvantagesEffective form of punishment

DisadvantagesNot at all ethical

"Imagine a man whose hair is shaved off. He is being strapped to a chair with belts that cross his chest, groin, legs and arms. A metal skullcap-shaped electrode is attached to the scalp. Then imagine a man pulling a handle. Suddenly the prisoner's eyeballs begin to pop out and rest on his cheeks. He defecates, urinates, vomits blood and drools. As 2000 volts surge through him, his body turns bright red. His flesh swells, his skin stretches so much ..." Read review
09.04.2007

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Oranges and Lemons are not the only fruit

AdvantagesHere comes a candle to light you to bed

DisadvantagesHere comes a chopper to chop off your head

"...- well, the Old Bailey is a road - it doesn't have bells! The prison didn't have a bell - except for a hand held execution bell, so what did the rhyme refer to? It's actually the church called St Sepulchre-without-Newgate.” (jmckitterick in her op about The Old Bailey) " ‘Oranges and Lemons said the bells of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate’ doesn't have quite the same ring to it somehow, does it?” (comment on the op by torr) “Well ..." Read review
21.04.2004

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