Liberals think the death penalty is not an effective deterrent, well prison isn't an effective deterrent either since peeps still do crimes?
So, to a liberal, should we just stop punishing crimes because there is no effective deterrent?
- it is iLv 51 month ago
That seems to be the republicon plan. Lie to Congress and judges?- no problem.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Crime is best deterred not by harsh punishment but by swift and sure punishment. If the goal is less crime then the best possible investment is in quick and thorough investigation of all significant crimes swiftly followed by trial and (where appropriate) punishment.
So long as it is highly likely that the perpetrator will never be brought to justice, that there will be lengthy delays between being charged, being tried, being punished, for so long will our system and law enforcement and justice be ineffective in deterring crime -- no matter harsh the punishments.
This isn't just opinion. Study after study compares light but swift and sure punishment with harsh but inconsistent punishment. One example is littering: A zero tolerance policy with small fines proved markedly more effective in keeping out National Parks litter free than those rarely enforced $500 fines. Another is graffiti. Sending a few of the most egregious offenders to jail did little to reduce "tagging" but when even minor offenders are required to do community service removing graffiti, communities get results. You can find a lot more examples.
- TB12Lv 71 month ago
It has been shown time and time again that the death penalty has no effect on reducing crime, is far more costly to the taxpayer than life without parole and too many times innocent people get caught in the system and are put to death for crimes they didn't commit.
If it were your child going to the chair for a crime you knew he didn't commit would you still be so enthusiastic about it.
- JeromeLv 61 month ago
Mfers who sold out the US citizen needs to be branded as the most dangerous criminals in AMERICA.
And needs to be PUT TO DEATH. Immediately.
What about that penalty for these criminals, patriot?
Not 3 years and no loss of accumulated wealth for these high classed crimes..🤔
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- LeoLv 71 month ago
You haven't made an argument for the death penalty.
- 1 month ago
Unfortunately, The death penalty is not a great deterrent. It doesn't mean it shouldn't exist. It should not be used willy-nilly. It should be done only when there is an overwhelming amount of evidence indicating that someone did a horrendous thing. I've seen too many people put to death that were eventually exonerated. It's misused. And therein lies its problem.
- MarkLv 71 month ago
Libs act like the old hippies where rules and laws really bum them out, man. I say that Bill and Hillary brought that crap to the White House in the 90s and it's still here.
- John WLv 71 month ago
I really like the way you wrongly assume how others think. 🙄