Public decapitation of Libyan soldier as crowd cheers

Discussion in 'Politics' started by jammy, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. jammy


    This will probably be removed by Youtube, so don't wait to watch it.

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    I don't know if this guy is guilty of any heinous crime, but the Libyan attitude to crime and punishment seems to be a lot healthier than ours here in America.

    If every mass murder in America was subjected to public humiliation before having his head snapped off with a kitchen knife, people (especially crime prone minorities) would think twice before going on a killing spree.

    One of the advantages of the death penalty is that it scares people. But if executions are carried out far from the public's sight and "humanely", no one cares. People need to be constantly reminded that life is a precious good that can be taken away brutally if they misbehave.
  2. pspr


    It seems that life has little value to people in that part of the world. Most of it has to do with the Islam promises to martyrs. With Islam, since you can be assured of getting into heaven by dying for Allah then let's all go start a war and fight till we die. (In the name of Allah, of course)
  3. Death penalty does not deter crime.


    The fourth in a series on death penalty issues (see also DPIC podcasts)

    It might seem that the prospect of receiving a death sentence would deter would-be murderers from committing such offenses. However, many studies on deterrence and the death penalty do not support this idea, nor does the rate of murders in states with the death penalty. The murder rate in states that do not have the death penalty is consistently lower than in states with the death penalty. The South, which carries out over 80% of the executions in the U. S., has the highest murder rate of the four regions. Read More

    Criminologists report that the death penalty does not deter murder

    A recent study published in the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology reported that 88% of the country’s top criminologists surveyed do not believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent to homicide. Eighty-seven percent of them think that the abolition of the death penalty would not have a significant effect on murder rates and 77% believe that “debates about the death penalty distract Congress and state legislatures from focusing on real solutions to crime problems.” (M. Radelet and T. Lacock, DO EXECUTIONS LOWER HOMICIDE RATES?: THE VIEWS OF LEADING CRIMINOLOGISTS, 99 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 489 2009) Read More

  4. Ricter


    I think it's a "stretch", to put it mildly, that mass murderers would be deterred by, let's say inevitable, capital punishment; lots of them take their own lives when they're done.
  5. iprph90


    thanks so much for enlightening us with your 3rd grade analysis!!
  6. Hello


    Maybe if we had a policy of hooking the murders testicles up to a car battery before we killed them it would serve as a better deterrance. :)

  7. There was cannibalism in Fiji until 1970 too.

    I think the problem is War traditionally was fought until the other side was conquered and all of the men extinguished. All of the wealth and riches were pilfered by the victor and all history was burned and rewritten.

    They rarely accepted surrenders and if they did the lives spared were made into slaves.

    Today we have all sorts of unsettled quarrels around the world with everyone having a score to settle. Vengeance is a bitch.
  8. Lucrum


    Not when it take 10 -15 years to execute the convicted. The average shit for brains criminal can't fathom consequences so far removed from their criminal acts. Now if they were dragged out of the court room by their feet and hanged in public immediately following their conviction, trust me it would be a deterrence.
  9. Savant


    Good to know that we've learned nothing from our many, multi trillion dollar experiments in nation building in regions of 3rd world beasts.
  10. Never really worked in Ye Olde Days. Hang one robber another took his place it was the diminishing returns from highway robbery that stopped such acts. Criminals never really think beyond the act itself never mind the consequences and all crooks believe themselves to be superior to the law.
    #10     Apr 24, 2011