Devil’s Advocate…….

Years of  imprisonment, mental and emotional torture carried out on a daily basis before finally murdering a man in cold blood. There is no remorse from any of the perpetrators and they believe that they have every right to do what they have done. Do you think that they deserve the death penalty for their crimes?

A man held in a darkened room

His tormentors ever watchful

Playing games with his fragile mind

They dangle hope before him

Will freedom come before death?

These words repeated over. Days

Weeks, months, never ending

Torture exquisite, intentionally refined

Years in debilitating isolation

Hope and death the only constant

The first is lost, his captors proclaim

Holding him down, the waiting crowd

Leans forwards. Morbid fascination

Sustained and fueled by righteous anger

The terror in his eyes shines bright

But there is no reprieve. We are right

They say and, with that, his light goes out………

Years of  imprisonment, mental and emotional torture carried out on a daily basis before finally murdering a man in cold blood. There is no remorse from any of the perpetrators and they believe that they have every right to do what they have done. Do you think that they deserve the death penalty for their crimes?

What’s described here IS the death penalty. Is it ever deserved?

What do you think? I’d love to hear from you.

Lisa

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Author: All About Life

Middle-aged 20 something

29 thoughts on “Devil’s Advocate…….”

      1. Whatever the circumstances? If someone is schizophrenic and they kill someone believing that they are possessed by a devil who’s mission is to destroy the planet? Would they deserve to lose their life?

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      2. I think if the killer is suffering with a disorder that would lead him to take a life, accidentally. That’s a different thing, he needs help. Taking his life would be futile and meaningless.

        I will only agree to put down or execute someone if he’s a true blood murderer, someone with a motive, someone who’s willing to kill for the pleasure of it, or revenge.

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      3. Ok so what if a drunk driver, someone who drinks or takes drugs and then deliberately gets behind the wheel, kills a man’s wife and his only child? In his pain and grief he kills that man. Should he die too? With the logic of the death penalty- a life for a life – he should have that right…

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  1. I just don’t know! If an individual killed, or hurt, someone you hold dearly, then an individual’s reaction may be to want to hurt, or kill, in response. My wife, and I, often comment, abstractly, that pedophiles should be hung up by the testicles and left to rot. But what if that person is mentally ill in some way, and incapable of knowing right from wrong? You ask a very pertinent question, to which there is no one correct answer.

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    1. You’re right Peter it’s a very complex subject with no correct answer. I just feel that, if it’s wrong for individuals to kill it must also be wrong for the State to do it in the name of the law especially as, the death penalty is pre-meditated and done in cold blood….

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      1. I feel that the way the ‘state’ works is that innocent people will always be killed. It often isn’t about ‘truth’ but about looking like justice was done. Very different things. There are also motives within the system for people lie, as they get a wage to conform… follow the money and you get the system we have.

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      2. everyone’s motives are determining by who pays their wage. In a complex system this can easily mean that ‘truth’ isn’t served. but survival within a system to generate wage security.

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  2. I believe that, while in theory the death penalty would be necessary, in practice it never really is. There are no guarantees in life which means that people can always change. It is only a question of if people change for the better. There is a reason Hammurabi’s Code, “eye for an eye,” is no longer a societal norm (except for prisoners, apparently).

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