deerayfan072 wrote:No, honest people are honest b/c they are honest not b/c they are worried about being put to death. Also, death is ONLY instituted for Murder. Murder is usually a crime of passion, or an accident while doing something else illegal. Either way the DP never goes through there mind in that instance. I could be pretty sure that no one ever went i think i will kill so and so, wait i could be put to death for that, i think i won't and will go about my day now
Isn't the death penalty typically applied only in cases of first degree murder? So you're really telling me that most people who are going to plan out something like killing another person are not going to think at all about the consequences of their actions? Maybe that really is the truth, and if so I would say we're better off the quicker they're gone. Maybe just shoot them right in the courtroom when the guilty verdict is handed down.
Maybe we should just make the death penalty applicable to more criminal offenses (maybe any violent offense... any time you rape, kill, shoot upon, etc.) and cut appeals out altogether. That should clean people up. Plus put some scummy lawyers out of work, which would be a nice side benefit.
No offense to non-scummy lawyers of course.