Posted on Oct 21, 2014
SSG Trevor S.
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Recently a few of our discussions have met in politically clashing realms. Yet as professionals we have prevailed in civil discourse to ensure a pointed if not agreeable discussion. My question to you is, Do you think the death penalty is enough of a deterrence to justify the expense, margin of error, and social repercussions?
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LCpl Mark Lefler
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The only issue I have is that I think that a person to get the death penalty is that the conviction has to include DNA testing. To many people in prison for crimes they did not commit.
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PO1 Glenn Boucher
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LCpl Mark Lefler, I will concede that fact. The DNA and Forensics evidence should be there and today there is not much room for error because testing and analysis of the evidence has come so far. There is less than a 1% margin of error if I remember correctly from different things I have read and seen.
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Even if the death penalty is more expensive, I think there's a place for it. I know if a loved one of mine were murdered, I would not be terribly open to the argument that it costs too much to carry out justice. And I'm sure that many victims' families feel that way as well.
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I'd rather see 99 people who deserve death serve life in prison, than see 1 who is innocent put to death. There remains at least the chance that new information comes to light that could exonerate someone who was convicted.
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Hangings are free!
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PO1 Glenn Boucher
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I support the death penalty and voted "Other" because the other answers don't quite fit.
If a person commits a horrendous crime they need to be sentenced to death. I would hazard a guess that 99.99 percent of those convicted of these horrendous crimes knew exactly what they were doing and as you see almost every single one of them have no remorse nor any feelings until its time to take the lethal injection.
I know it sounds barbaric but once sentenced to death they should not spend the next 10 to 30 years in the appeals process, get it done already.
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