Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Amnesty International reports on worldwide executions

According to Amnesty International, the death penalty was executed 3,797 times and sentenced at least 7,395 times during 2004.

I am wondering, does the death penalty work at all?

I mean, the people getting executed can't harm anyone anymore. But does it also have an deterrence effect?
If someone wants to kill another person, or even does so in affect, I don't see him wondering around for day prior to the crime, thinking to himself: "If I do that, I will receive death penalty. Na, that's too tough, I better go home and smoke a spliff instead!"

So, does it help? IMO, no! It seems more like a way to get rid of the problemmakers, instead of dealing with them....


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