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Is it possible to create a method of capital punishment that would actually deter murder—for example, by televising executions?

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How about just following through with the executions instead of sitting on death row appealing until they die of old age. The threat of death isn't much of a threat when you know it's probably not going to happen. and if it does you are most likely going to spends many many years in prison where the roof over your head, the food in your belly, and your cable and gym membership is all paid for by someone else...before you are either nicely "put to sleep" like the family pet or die of old age.

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How True, and the rest of the law abiding folks are just trying to figure out how to keep the bill collectors at bay and LIVE the American Dream.
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ohdatguy
I'm with you 100% bud you forgot we the taxpayers also pay there medical and dental and long gone are the days of sun up to sun down backbreaking hard labor nooooooo now they have time to recruit new gang members.we should work them till there hands bleed and there feet blister.
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Yep, bring back the chain gangs. Of course then the human rights people will start crying. In my opinion, if you want to take the life of an innocent person then you forfeit any rights that you may have. Why should you have everything handed to you while the widow down the street can barely feed her children because you gunned down a husband and father that happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's just not right.
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Many nations have capital punishment and have very low crime rates because of it. They also have frequent mass killing of citizens and people are often taken right off the street and sold.
Too bad people can't just care for one another.

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No. Murder will never stop. The human brain is very complex & can be very flawed.

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In a word, no. Fear is not a deterrent to crime.

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ohdatguy
Liberal!
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