The death penalty should be more widely used. With murderers and rapists crowding up the jails, the death penalty would save us so much money. No need for that expensive lethal injection crap. Just put a bullet in their head. It can't cost much more than $1
The death penalty itself actually costs more than imprisoning somebody, because of all the legal proceedings that must take place before the penalty is carried out- Someone has to be pretty much completely proved to be guilty for the death penalty, not merely beyond any reasonable doubt. Besides, if someone who has been executed is proved by new evidence to be innocent, you can hardly give them a large compensation cheque and let them go, can you.
(Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/ju ... tion-costs
IMO, the death penalty is effectively state sanctioned murder, and is it really a punishment for the individual in question? Surely life in prison would be worse, as they have to consider what they have done, rather than having a quick, painless end.
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"
what if the person wants them to kill him? then what do they do? if they dont he will probably kill himself