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Tuesday, May 9, 2006

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

What do you think about 'death penalty'?


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Daniel
Airport rep., 27
In principle, I agree. However, because of the way it's applied, I believe it shouldn't exist. Judges are human and they can make mistakes. To judge someone wrongly and execute them is too big a mistake to make.

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Hisae
25
Yes, I agree. If someone has committed a really bad crime, such as murdering a mother then they should be killed. People who are capable of killing someone will always be bad and they can never be rehabilitated.

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Kenichi Kondo
Travel agent, 33
We are all human beings and we can all make mistakes. If it was me and I had killed someone by accident, I would want the opportunity to try again. I believe we are all fundamentally good people and should be given a second chance.

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Nick Edmeades
Consultant, 33
I definitely agree with the death penalty. We had a baby-sitter who was brutally murdered and raped. I wish that our society could have been protected from something like that happening in the first place.

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Jennifer Yphantides
Teacher, 33
It's never justified. I wouldn't want a government to kill someone on my behalf. Statistics show that it doesn't work as a deterrent and people from lower socio-economic brackets are convicted more often than those in higher brackets.

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Ryan Uhl
Consultant, 32
From a psychological perspective, some people can't be rehabilitated. In those cases, the best thing for our society is to rid ourselves of them. In cases of crimes of passion, though, I don't think they should be executed.



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