Instigator / Con
9
1500
rating
1
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Topic
#4116

Should the death penalty be allowed

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Better arguments
0
21
Better sources
4
14
Better legibility
3
7
Better conduct
2
7

After 7 votes and with 40 points ahead, the winner is...

Bella3sp
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
2
Time for argument
Two days
Max argument characters
10,000
Voting period
One week
Point system
Multiple criterions
Voting system
Open
Contender / Pro
49
1524
rating
51
debates
75.49%
won
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Round 1
Con
#1
Forfeited
Pro
#2
Thanks for starting this debate. 
Until con shows up I will keep this rather short.

Beginning: 
This argument is debating whether the death penalty should be allowed; a controversial issue that has become a huge subject for many different debates. Some may agree with my position and find that the death penalty should be allowed, while others think the death penalty should not be allowed. I will be presenting my opposing viewpoint that the death penalty should be allowed. Whereas con must agree that the death penalty should not be allowed.

Argument A: Higher Violence / Further Crime
Parole or escaping gives the high chance of the murder killing again.

Escaping  just gives the murder a high chance of killing once again before captured.  According to Jeff Jacoby, "Guzman, a narcotrafficker charged with numerous assassinations and acts of torture, had escaped a maximum-security prison. Perhaps he too will be captured or killed before he strikes again, but the last time he broke out he evaded arrest for 13 years."


Furthermore, violence occurs very often in prison. Having death would deter the amount of violence to not worsen their sentence even more. Jeff Jacoby confirms, "And, of course, they may kill behind bars. Massachusetts murderer Joseph Druce was already serving a life term in a maximum-security prison when he murdered fellow inmate John Geoghan, a former priest imprisoned for sexually molesting a child." While even serving time in prison they are still capable of killing others. 

Living murders are immobilize to continue crimes.  

Argument B: Justice 
I don't think anyone would want their family members murder to be walking around alive in jail while their family member is dead. It disturbs me anyone would have compassion for heinous murders. It seems many people have compassion for these murders rather than the victim. Many fail to realize these are crimes against humanity.

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Conno has spoken his thoughts regarding the death penalty,  “The family of each murder victim suffers unspeakable pain when their loved one is murdered. Those wounds are torn open many times during the following decades, as the investigations, trials, appeals, and pardon and parole board hearings occur. Each stage brings torment and yet a desire for justice for the heinous treatment of their family member. The family feels that the suffering and loss of life of the victim and their own pain are forgotten when the murderer is portrayed in the media as a sympathetic character. The family knows that the execution of the murderer cannot bring their loved one back. They suspect it will not bring them ‘closure’ or ‘finality’ or ‘peace,’ but there is justice and perhaps an end to the ongoing wounding by ‘the murderer and then the system." (COW, 2016)

As well as Kermit Alexander stating, "Whatever your feelings are toward the death penalty, one thing most people will never know is the pain experienced when a family member, or in my case, family members are brutally tortured and murdered. In 1984, my mother, sister and two nephews were cold-heartedly shot to death by an 18-year-old gang member named Tiqueon Cox." 

What reason would we allow these murders to live? 


References: 

Completely forgot about this debate meaning it wont be anywhere too good. 
Looking forward to your response. 








Round 2
Con
#3
Forfeited
Pro
#4
Extend my arguments (ff by con). 

Vote Pro