Originally posted by kquinn909
Is one innocent person too many?
Is one innocent person too many? Is it humane? Would you volunteer to witness an execution? Is it a deterrent?. Eight in eleven days in Arkansas. If you had to be exocuted which method would you chose? Thoughts on this story? http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-92894475/
This is the tough one to answer, but yes it is still the best choice.
Is it humane?
Would you volunteer to witness an execution
Probably not but would consider it.
Is it a deterrent?
If you had to be exocuted which method would you chose?
Thoughts on this story?
Someone once told me a true story that appeared on 60 minutes or a similar show years ago. The producers showed the story of a man ( guilty of killing and raping a young teenage girl) sitting in a dark dreary cell awaiting execution.
The background music was dreary, sad, etc. Then they showed the man who was abused as a child. They showed his baby pictures, him riding a bike as a youngster.
His father was mean, and came from a sad child hood.
To keep it short the people doing the show were against the death penalty, and by the time the show was over, they had you feeling sad and ready to forgive this man.
It made me question the death penalty myself. But then he went on further and continued the story.
Being a Christian, he questioned God, about "is this right?" Is there another way?
Then he said he heard from the Lord. He said "what if we turn this story around?
Suppose they showed the little girls baby pictures and riding her bike? Suppose they showed she had a wonderful life with loving parents.
Suppose they asked how this young girl would never graduate from high school, never had her first prom, never had the chance to have a boyfriend or experience her first kiss? Never had the opportunity to get married and start her own family.
Instead what if they mentioned that this pervert raped and strangled her?
How do you think the community would respond then? It's all about telling the whole story.