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Should The Death Penalty Be Brought Back?

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Criminal Damage Act 1971 removed that one.

 

ah yes, so it did.

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No. We don't. It's been completely abolished.

We held onto it for special cases of high treason until 1998, but we haven't actually used it since 1964.

 

Unfortunately .

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Britain had one official working gallows up until the early 90's at Wandsworth, regularly tested, presumably by trained executioners, it was demolished in 2006.

There is another functioning gallows that is a rather unusual tourist attraction at the old Bodmin prison, you can see the video of a demonstration of it working on youtube.

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Unfortunately .

 

An act of parliament could bring it back again. Not very likely, but of course it could. Not that I would like that. (honest :P)

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" Do we still have the death " penalty?

 

No.

 

Angel1.

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Surely the question should be, Should we have the death penalty?

 

My answer is yes. In certain categories,

 

1. The murder of any member of the emergency services, armed services or any public servant whether in their line of duty or because of their Job.

 

2. The murder of any person for sexual gratification.

 

3. The murder of any person where it is intended to prevent that person giving evidence or information relating to any criminal offence.

 

4. Extreme cruelty to any person under the age of 16, sexual exploitation of any person under 16.

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Surely the question should be, Should we have the death penalty?

 

My answer is yes. In certain categories,

 

1. The murder of any member of the emergency services, armed services or any public servant whether in their line of duty or because of their Job.

 

2. The murder of any person for sexual gratification.

 

3. The murder of any person where it is intended to prevent that person giving evidence or information relating to any criminal offence.

 

4. Extreme cruelty to any person under the age of 16, sexual exploitation of any person under 16.

 

what about giving false testimony leading to someone being executed for a capital offense?

 

that's not the question though and it's not being brought back. it's not a deterrent, it's never proven to be a deterrent and the risk of miscarriages is too great. so there.

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it's not a deterrent, it's never proven to be a deterrent

 

What do you mean, its a great deterrent - 100% of people executed don't re-offend. :)

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What do you mean, its a great deterrent - 100% of people executed don't re-offend. :)

 

are you being obtuse or serious? i'm not always able to tell.

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No, we don't have it in any instance, unfortunately.

However, now that we are leaving the EU and no longer have to abide by EU Human Rights, it would be possible to bring it back. Every cloud...

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No, we don't have it in any instance, unfortunately.

However, now that we are leaving the EU and no longer have to abide by EU Human Rights, it would be possible to bring it back. Every cloud...

 

ECHR rights is a separate thing to the EU.

 

why don't you educate yourself?

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However, now that we are leaving the EU and no longer have to abide by EU Human Rights

 

I hope people didn't vote leave for that reason, 'cos they're going to be sorely disappointed ;)

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