It must be nice to have so little empathy and compassion for your fellow man. I imagine your life is very easy and cozy, isn't it?It also demotes amoral activity, just as putting them in jail does. It seems strange to fight for the humanity of a person who has deliberately committed an inhumane act. Why should we try to redeem these people?
Let me put it in crude and inhuman terms, since you might relate better. When your car is not doing what it is supposed to, what do you do? Do you destroy the car, or call it bad? Or do you examine the car, try and find out what is wrong with it, and then try and correct that?
I was not aware. Do you have any other nuggets of wisdom to share with me? See, I always thought that protecting the innocent and rehabilitating the guilty was more important, but I guess it's all about punishment for you.Actually, yes. The purpose of justice is to punish.
In Texas criminals are made to take a test known as the Hare Psychopathy Index. It is not recognized by psychiatrists. If you score a 19 or higher on this test, you are eligible for execution.Our court system exists to determine the degree and necessity of punishments. In truth, punishment and rehabilitation are not so far apart. Punishment is also a conditioning method. And I'm usually one to give a person the benefit of the doubt, but to believe we can rehabilitate those who are deemed so lethal and dangerous to warrant execution is a little lofty, even for me.
In some counties, being gay is grounds for execution.
But you're right - there's definitely no way that the people on death row can ever be helped. An mistakes certainly never happen.
Like "live in Texas" or "be accused of serious crime and don't be white" or "fail a psuedoscientific test."Besides, you have to do quite a bit in America to be sentenced to death.
Fairness is not justice. Revenge is fair, but it is not just.So it's not like we're just picking off any 'ol criminals. And it's not like they're blindsided by it, either. Earning yourself a death sentence has to be a pretty deliberate thing. That's not to say everyone who has been sentenced to death was sentenced fairly. Just saying the death sentence itself is neither unfair or illogical.
Eliminating a criminal is protecting the innocent, yes. But it is also murdering a person who could theoretically redeem themselves. However slim the chances of rehabilitation are for any criminal, they are still greater than for a corpse. If only one death row inmate in the entire history of humanity ever rehabilitated himself that would still be an infinitely greater rate of rehabilitated criminals than if we execute people.And I don't see how eliminating a lethal criminal is //not// protecting the innocent. Criminals, even in jail, are the burden of the innocent. We are paying our criminals for hurting us. What kind of justice is that? I also don't see how a life sentence is any more effective than a death sentence.
And again, I agree. The innocent should not have to pay for the guilty. We should execute all criminals.
EDIT: Cype, are you aware that Judge Dredd was just entertainment and not, in fact, a how-to for life?