you will be taken hence to the prison in which you were last confined

Reasons why the death penalty had to be abolished:-

  • The Public mood was against Capital Punishment.
  • There had been at least three cases where the dead man was later proved to be innocent.
  • The ‘full-term’ life sentence behind bars was deemed to be sufficient punishment
  • No-one wished to act as the Public Executioner
  • Many felt that, however bad or monstrous the crime, death was too great a punishment.
  • Using both Old and New Testaments as guidance, the opponents claimed that retribution is wrong
  • Europe will not allow it!

Reasons why the Death Penalty should be reintroduced:-

13 comments for “you will be taken hence to the prison in which you were last confined

  1. john in cheshire
    September 11, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Agreed bit it needs to be introduced again for treason; why did Mr Beliar ensure that law was repealed, I wonder? In addition, the muslim child f**ckers also need to be hanged together with everyone who aided, abetted and covered up for them. Life imprisonment doesn’t exist and even if it did, it’s too expensive

    • Brightside Bob
      September 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      +1,400

  2. ivan
    September 11, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Mike, I would go one better than your example – the scum from Rotherham and district that used young white girls for their warped pleasure. I would include in that the police and social services persons that turned a blind eye to what was happening.

    • Brightside Bob
      September 12, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      As per above.

  3. Furor Teutonicus
    September 12, 2015 at 6:24 am

    XX No-one wished to act as the Public Executioner XX

    Bloody rubbish!

    According to Pierpoint, the last executioner, they had around 100 applications per year.

  4. Bunny
    September 12, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I am with MR Teutonicus, Pierpoint wasn’t the only executioner there were other executioners still working and available to carry out hangings. One problem I have with the life sentence is that ‘life’ does not mean life. Life should be a whole life tariff and not just a specified number of years.

    • September 12, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Just did a little checking. There were actually six ‘working’ UK executioners up until 1964 when the Death Penalty was suspended prior to abolition (For murder) in 1969. Allen, Stewart, Rickard, Robinson, Plant and Underhill.

  5. Bruce
    September 12, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Not capital punishment, corporal. Flogging. Flay these people day and night for months, letting them sleep for 4 hours then have the ordeal begin again.

    From the Duggan’s of this world to those persistent, unrepentant offenders with hundreds of crimes behind them – they will never understand that they are wrong. It’s time to hurt them so much all they have is a memory of pain.

    • Daedalus
      September 12, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Bruce,

      this would then make us less than the “religion of peace” that the majority of those child rapists belong to/

      Life meaning life and minimise the costs should stand true.

  6. Mudplugger
    September 12, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    The probability of wrongful conviction, and thus execution, is the sole reason I would not support the return of the death penalty – for the State to kill one innocent person through its frequent administrative imcompetence is one too many.

    However, the alternative whole-of-life sentence (at least for murder) should be just that: no early-release, no parole, absolutely no exit and no jail-comforts either.
    Anyone thus sentenced to whole-of-life should also be offered the option of medically-assisted suicide at any time.
    Perhaps with the prospect of absolutely no release, significant numbers would then take up that option, thus assuaging any moral issues about state killing.
    Any erroneously-convicted innocent could decline the exit-option and hang on to the hope/chance of release on a future appeal.
    I find that solution morally acceptable.

  7. Lotus 51
    September 13, 2015 at 9:40 am

    So in this post you wish to give the state the power to execute its own citizens despite the fact that the state has a lamentable record in running anything from nationalised industries to public services and in another post you wish to deny the liberty of an individual to exercise autonomy over their own body to take their own lives in order to avoid the insufferable pain of a terminal illness.

    I find these two positions not only mutually exclusive, but also anathemical to liberty

    • September 13, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      No, Lotus 51,

      You misunderstand my viewpoint, especially on suicide. I have no problem wioh suicide, with anyone wishing to end their lives by their own volition. If that is what they wish to do; good luck to them: say I.

      What I violently object to is to have people, supposedly doctors, appointed by or acting on behalf of the State, along with a High Court Judge, being given the power to state ‘yes, this person wants to die, he is going to die; so we; the State, agree that he or she should be given a helping hand!’ That is not ‘assisted suicide’, that is culpable homicide!

  8. Ljh
    September 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Return CP for thefollowing:
    Repeated violent rape or murder eg Rotherham
    Murder of a policeman magistrate or judge in the execution of their duties eg Duggan
    Treason including fighting for, aidingand abetting others to fight for a hostile force eg Isis
    Failure to protect the public from serious harm or causing serious harm while acting in an official capacity eg NHS management of Mid Staffs, Blair

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