Caesar wrote: »
I think the death penalty is kind of pointless and barbaric. In itself it's not necessarily immoral, but the fact that the society who get to decide who lives and who dies is the same bunch of idiotic fuckups who often produce the conditions for the crime to exist in the first place seems like a giant hypocrisy. I am not saying that it is all societies fault that these criminals exist, but they are just a symptom of bigger problems and if the problem can't be fixed by executing the criminals, then why continue playing god?
If it was a more perfect world, maybe under some circumstances the death penalty could be justified, but I really can't think of any civilised reason to do so. Put them in mental hospitals instead and go Clockwork Orange on their ass if you gotta punish them. At least we could learn something .
Gary Oak wrote: »
I really think lifetime prison sentences are useless. They are the worst kind of punishment, but besides that they don't help society at all. Long prison sentences are shitty in general. If you go to jail for more than 3 years I think it becomes to difficult to re-adjust to society. It's an endless cycle that's really fucked up. But, then again they aren't always guilty. The system just needs to be more flexible, they're shouldn't be a set rule for every case because not every case is the same.