||[Feb. 11th, 2005|09:14 am]
Since I have not updated this community in a while, I will add another question for everybody to answer.|
The death penalty is both a boon and downfall to our society.
We use the saying "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
Now, in Connecticut, there is a man on death row. He was supposed to be put to death a few weks ago, but it was held off because of appeals made by the killers family. However, the man, Mr. Ross, wanted to die.
There is a great article HERE.
Do you think that this man should have been put to death when he asked to be? Or do you think the family intervention was a good idea?
What about the idea of "Death Row Syndrome?" Here is a relevant article on death row syndrome.
I beleive this man should have ben put to death. He wanted to be, and he was refused his wish. If we keep somebody in waiting for so long for death, and they beleive they deserve death, then why refuse it?
I do not see the common sense used in the judgement of this case. If the man wanted to be put to death, and he was suffering from inhumanity at the prison, then why delay his pain, and the pain of his victim's families?
Feel free to discuss and debate.