Vengeance and the death penalty
Judgements go wrong, evidence gets misplaced, witnesses give wrong testimonies, the police lie — so many such things happen!
Death penalty should be abolished debate
Every day there is fresh news about the rape of children. Post to Facebook Opinion: Death penalty is not justice, it's vengeance Exceeding the demands of protecting society is not justice, but vengeance, something that the law should not seek. He had been sentenced to death based on his own testimony, which people claim he had been forced to make to save himself from police torture. Some can negotiate and skirt this systematic miseducation while some cannot. Learn more here Enter your email address to receive free newsletters from NCR. Meera Bhattacharya, the wife of then chief minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, had spearheaded a vociferous campaign for his death penalty ably aided by the media. Most people share the opinion that the only punishment for such heinous crimes can be the death penalty. They will only stop when they learn to stop regarding women as sexual objects. It can be used to fool the people and to make them believe that the government has taken a firm stance against crime. Perhaps Japan too will abolish the death penalty one day and those on death-row will find a measure of reprieve. On the other hand, Japan and Singapore where capital punishment is still valid also reported a reduced rate of crime.
When it is too late, the truth finally dawns on many of us. The answer to violence cannot be reached through the path of more violence.
Other research suggests this might hold true in capital punishment cases. Iwao Hakamada of Japan served a year prison sentence in a five square meter cell after being sentenced to death.
The only way to reduce crime like rape, murder, trafficking of children and sexual violence, is to eliminate the causes behind it. They will only stop when they learn to stop regarding women as mere sexual objects.
There have been many instances where people have spent a number of years in jail as punishment for their crimes and turned over a new leaf or dedicated themselves to the betterment of society.
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