Wayne wrote:The death penalty is the ultimate proof that an "eye for an eye" doesn't work when it comes to deterring serious crime. And to suggest that we should throw acid in the face of this 16 year old boy as payback for his actions - I don't know how anyone could have that view.
The US is probably the best example of a developed nation whereby an "eye for an eye" just does not work. This is completely off topic but anyway - I've just spent some time looking at the capital punishment rates per state. 31 US states have capital punishment in place for murder:
The highest murder rate of those 31 is Louisiana with 10.3 murders per 100,000. The lowest is New Hampshire with 0.9. No other state that allows for the death penalty has a murder rate of less than 2.0. The median murder rate for all 32 states is 4.5 per 100,000.
Of the 19 remaining states that do not allow capital punishment for murder, the highest murder rate is in Maryland with 6.1, with the lowest murder rate of 1.6 in Vermont, Maine and Minnesota. A further 2 states have a murder rate of less than 2.0 per 100,000 - Hawaii at 1.8 and Iowa at 1.9. The median murder rate is 3.1 per 100,000.
The murder rate in the UK is 0.94 per 100,000 - so significantly less than the US (the figures above are 2014 figures. And we haven't used the death penalty since 1964. There's a tonne of other factors to consider of course and I don't presume to make a case based on numbers alone but is telling that even in the US - states that use the death penalty have a 45% higher rate of murder than those that don't.
An "eye for an eye" probably isn't the answer.
So what is the answer ?
You saying this because (probably I hope not ) nothing awful happen in your life around your friend or family
I had very bad experience because my anti and my grandfather has been slaughtered like a pigs by...my own cousin Anti stabbed 23 times Grandfather 22 times plus his brain was out his head was crashed like a walnut shell . I was in the UK all happen in Poland. He was talking to me for over 7 months on fb giving me some information about what's going no etc because I couldn't go there. His brother committed suicide in basement after when he finds out and left the note about what really happened... and now this person is in jail for at least 40 years with sentence for life
Tell me know what is the reason to keep somebody like him a live?
Tell me what is the reason keeping someone in prison for our tax money?
Tell me how we should solve that kind of problems ?
Religion war is bad
Revenge is bad
Eye for an eye is bad
In Islamic countries stealing is punished by cutting your hand off (I'm not saying I'm every but I know had happened)
Putting people into prison will solve the problem?
To stop that kind of behaviour and actions only good example can change that and after brutal example people will think before doing this... deep inside we are an animals and we can only learn in very visible way or very easy and simple to understand way...
Pedophile should have one chance after that cut off his bollox and that will give good example to others
Rapest similar action
For me even simple not puttin litter into bin makes me think that this world is too good for some of generations.
Wayne tell how would you change world and people living here?