I can imagine that i someone murdered a member of my family that I'd want their life to be taken away from them, but really it doesn't solve anything...
but you can never prove 100% that somebody actually did something
Originally Posted by David Lindon
I'd say I'm against it, this week in the England there is a guy who has been released after serving 27 years for murder because DNA evidence (technology that wasn't as reliable 27 years ago) has proved he didn't do it. Unless people are perfect there will always be innocent people convicted
My thoughts exactly...
in this instance the guy was actually convicted based on biological evidence, (his blood type) which later turned out to be a bad indicator.
he also confessed to the crime. -and yes there are lots of cases where innocent people confess to crimes they didn't commit, some even truly believe that they actually did commit the crime as well.
he was later released on DNA evidence, proving that he didn't commit the crime.
but DNA evidence isn't 100% accurate either, there is a possibility that it can be wrong.
so I'm against the death penalty,
I do believe that if a person is convicted of a heinous crime though they should loose their human rights and be treated with the same contempt for life that they have shown.
(any one not in Britain will have to google for "slopping out" + "scotland" + "compensation")