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Old 04-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by InChiefsHell View Post
I struggle with it. To me, the death penalty is really vengeance, more than anything else. you could put a killer in a hole for the rest of his life and virtually accomplish the same thing. I realize there are problems, like potential danger to prison staff, or the chance that he\she could get out some day in the future. But realistically, those are problems that can be overcome.

Execution is really a way to "satisfy" the victims and the public. Eye for an eye and all that. As long as you are OK with vengeance which is what the death penalty really is, then fine.

By the way, I'm also a fence rider on vengeance. My mind says no, my heart says yes. It's something that I struggle with.
To me it's not about vengeance at all (although that might change if I was close to the victim). It's about those problems you say we can overcome. I don't think we can overcome them. It's also about deterrence.
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