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Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Bortaz, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Bortaz

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    Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    Should states enforce the death penalty for people convicted of raping children? The State Supreme Court in Louisiana believes it's appropriate. The Texas court ok'd something similar (death for multiple rapes of children under 14).

    What about for any rape at all?

    Discuss among yourselves, as I'm interested in your opinions.

     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    Absolutely not. Doing so gives a child rapist free reign to kill their victims. You can't exactly give him 2 death penalties.
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    Yaboosh got it in one, it kind of forces them to kill.
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    What about castrating sexual offenders? Louisiana's been busy.


     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    How about putting them in prison for a long time?
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    Because there's always the chance that some convict-sympathetic judge or politician will come along and release them, endangering more children?
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    So pass legislation that says that a convict-sympathetic judge or politician can't release them.
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    Until they overturn that legislation and do it anyway? If you recall, capital punishment laws were all overturned in this country in the past.
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    So your argument now boils down to "we've got to kill them now because we might not be able to later"?

    Being "tough on crime" is a popular thing to push if you're a politician, and politicians happen to be the ones that put the laws together. There's no reason that their toughness couldn't come in the form of more stringent parole policy rather than more executions.
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    If you are worried about your local politicians doing things you don't want them to be doing, vote for someone else.
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    Send him to jail and put him in with the general population.....Problem solved.
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    only death is good for those...
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    Well if you believe in the death penalty for murder I can't see how you can not believe in it for rape, which is a worse crime.

    But if this means a death penalty for a 20-year old fondling the breast of a 17-year old with her consent, then I'd say we need to revisit our definitions of child sex offences before we start.

    I doubt castration would help, people don't rape because they're uncontrollably aroused.

    One Senate/Congress/whatever can't bind another.



     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    There's usually a lot of knee jerk reactions like this, but like Yaboosh said there are a lot of other factors not least of which are the fact that in a death penalty crime the offender is a lot less likely to leave a living witness.



     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    I, too, am under the impression that this would accomplish, uh, something. Bortaz might be more in the know, but I am under the impression that convicted child-molesters are not exactly the highest ranking in the prison inmates' social hierarchy.

    As to OT, I do not believe in capital punishment during peacetime, and even during war I'm not sure this is the sort of crime death penalty should be in for (this is of course only my opinion). Does not mean I wouldn't get an urge to kill such a person myself - and that, in turn, does not mean that death would be a just punishment.



     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    ofc it is so humane act to leave them alive and even pay for their maitenance long long years.
    Anakha1, notice about leaving witness alive is really good.
    but... maybe it would be a lot easier to victim to live in peace with this pain, if he could get more satisfaction then simple imprisoning or castration.
    i do believe - castration is very horrible penalty, but... rapist can become even more aggresive and decisive. how many times can u castrate the same person?..
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    Child rapers do deserve to die. But no state or government is competent enough to decide who deserves to die. And so we cannot have the death penalty.
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    I'm all for a total lobotomy for these guys.

    Not only does this option stop them from being aggressive, but they become much easier to manage in the prisons.
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    While I'm all for the death penalty for a multitude of things this one I dont think is a good one for it. The punishment they get in prison is worse then death. Prisoners, no matter their crime/race/whatever do not take kindly to child rapists and they let them have it for their entire stay.
     
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    Re: Death Penalty For Child Rape? Yay or Nay?

    Both those things would be true of muggers, drug dealers, petty thieves and violent drunks as well. Would make things so much easier! Also unruly children. The day the US starts lobotomising criminals to 'pacify' them is the day I never set foot in your country again.



     

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