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Leaving Japan grouped with the PRC, DPRK, Myanmar and other shining lights of "graceful" human rights in Asia.

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I've been changing from supporting capital punishment the past 10 or 15 years. I guess I've seen to many people who either died and were innocent or was in prison most of their lives for a crime they never done.

If they had been executed. Well, we know those consequences.

Another big reason is because, in the US it's cheaper to keep a felon in prison for his entire life, than it is to continue the legal process. < :-)

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i don't agree with death should be canceled in ansia ,it will bring a lot of trouble.criminal gang will be more crazy.in this news ,it is said China last year executed more than 5,000 of its citizens, more than any other country.of courrse ,chinese population is the largest,so crimes cases are more than any other countries!a japanese friend also told me that murders happen frequently in japan,and these criminals are inhumane!but japanese government not sentence them to death publishment.she said she was panic about murders with no reason happen in japan.she said japanese shold not cancel death punlishment.now japan murders cases increase quickly because of japanese government cancel the death punblishment,so it is also a not good news to cancel the death punblishment in some countries

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I think in the long run, probably the death penalty is going to disappear" Nice prediction. Any predictions on crime being reduced?

How much time and money has gone into studying the death penalty and how much has gone into the causes of major crime rises?

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I support the death penalty but some countries have their priorities crossed when people found with drugs deserve death over terrorists who plant bombs and kill people. Crimes that don't cause a direct death are punished more severely than crimes that cause many instant deaths. go figure on that one....

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I wonder how long it took the editor to come up with that headline - pretty good huh? The only problem with the 'dying out' of the death penalty is that there cannot then be justice for the victim. No one cares about the victim of a crime whose life has been taken (capital punishment for drug, rape, any other crime other than premeditated murder are very excessive in my opinion). If someone commits murder and is allowed to continue to live and in some cases be freed from prison, are not truely punished for their crime.

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The decision to take a life by another, whether by euthanasia, death penalty or any other reason, should not be taken lightly.

The death penalty has been in existence for thousands of years and only in the last 20 or 30 are we re-thinking it's abolition.

It's interesting that as we become more global, connected and closer as a species our moral barometer seems to rise also.

For example, in Victorian England, stealing a loaf of bread was a death sentence. In feudal China, looking directly at a member of the royal family was a death sentence. In modern day Europe, blowing up 25 innocent people with a terrorist bomb gets you 17 years. (Iñaki de Juana Chaos)

As we believe ourselves to become higher beings not "stooping" to "barbarism" we are permitting these outrageous acts to continue.

In situations where there is no doubt about the guilt of an individual who has directly or indirectly caused the death of others, it is the duty of the government we have elected to protect us to be swift in enacting retribution on our behalf. We elect people to parliament in order to serve and protect us, failure to do so allows criminal elements to endanger our way of life.

In extreme situations, (Southern US States in the race wars) we find people rise up and take the law into their own hands.

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Good - the death penalty is barbaric, illogical, reprehensible, irreversible and simply doesn't deter crime

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"capital punishment dying out"


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"Good - the death penalty is barbaric, illogical, reprehensible, irreversible and simply doesn't deter crime"

Tell that to the dead guy we just executed.

Most oftentimes, "justice" is punishment.


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I'm against the death penalty so I'm glad to use it use declining in Asia.

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I'm for capital punishment for horrific, barbaric crimes, as long as the guilt of the accused is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.

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Sarge, your record with executing people is about as good as that with friendly fire incidents, so I think you'd better abolish capital punishment a.s.a.p.

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