::  Posts  ::  RSS  ::  ◂◂RSS  ::  Contact

Belief Listing Project: Death Penalty

January 12th, 2012
current_beliefs  [html]
I don't think the death penalty should be legal, in our society as it currently stands. It's generally applied to the wrong cases, often because the public found the crime particularly shocking for reasons unrelated to the law. It's too unpredictable to function well as a deterrent. It doesn't even save money, compared to life in prison.

I don't, however, oppose the death penalty in the abstract. I think you could have a healthy society where the standard punishment for some crimes was death.

Comment via: google plus, facebook

Recent posts on blogs I like:

Train and Bus Cleaning

Well before the coronavirus struck, I noticed how trains in Asia were cleaner than in Europe, which are for the most part cleaner than in the United States. There are overlaps: the elevated BTS in Bangkok is similar to the cleaner cities in Europe, like L…

via Pedestrian Observations April 8, 2020

Finding home in the time of coronavirus

Disclaimer: I’m going to say this once. Obviously, I am not happy about the coronavirus’s threat to public health or the economic toll it’s taking. I do not think the existence of this pandemic is good. Just so happens that social distancing and remote wo…

via Holly Elmore March 31, 2020

Massachusetts should shut down immediately

We’ve been running 30x fewer tests than other states, and have been extremely tardy in responding to the Biogen outbreak.

via benkuhn.net March 15, 2020

more     (via openring)

More Posts:


  ::  Posts  ::  RSS  ::  ◂◂RSS  ::  Contact