8.10 Capital punishment

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The practice of executing people has been in existence since mankindís creation.

Capital punishment neither deters crime nor reduces crime. It is potentially barbaric and mistakes have been known to have occurred, look at recent cases in the Sovereign Tribes of America, where many death row prisoners have been exonerated Ė some within hours of execution. Although fundamentalists will point out the Holy Books have allowed the practice in certain controlled situations, it should be noted this was at a time during mankindís history when the technology, resources and customs did not exist to safely and humanely incarcerate prisoners for long durations of time.

The tribal Sovereign states that refuse to ban capital punishment for the time being, should offer the following compromise:

  • The humane method used on animals should also be used on condemned prisoners: lethal injection. Think about it. Is there a deep subconscious desire to make the prisoner "burn" on an electric chair, so that they suffer pain as a last act of revenge? If this is the case, how far should the state go? Poke the condemned prisoner's eyes out or chop their fingers off? Why not reintroduce medieval hanging drawing and quartering? Such treatment is clearly barbaric, so I direct a quick and painless solution: Lethal injection.
  • Up to 12 hours prior to an execution, a condemned prisoner who has asked for mercy from the close family of the victim must be shown mercy if the majority of the five closest (victimís) relatives allow it and privately advise the tribal leader of their intentions.

Regardless of this, a low life condemned prisoner who has been found guilty of class 1 murder or class 1 child rape, should be given the option of a suicide poison tablet one year into their sentence and once every year thereafter on the anniversary of their vile deed. This should only apply if requested by the prisoner, the majority of the five closest (victim's) relatives allow it and no appeal has been lodged.

Could a law be passed to make an exception for would-be World rulers?

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