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The Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia

Date of publication: 2017-09-01 06:50

9. The death penalty gives some of the worst offenders publicity that they do not deserve. Gary Gilmore and Steven Judy received reams of publicity as they neared their dates with the grim reaper. They had a chance to expound before a national audience their ideas about crime and punishment, God and country, and anything else that happened to cross their minds. It is hard to imagine two men less deserving of a wide audience. It can be argued, of course, that if executions become as widespread and frequent as proponents of the death penalty hope, the publicity for each murderer will decline. That may be so, but each may still be a media celebrity on a statewide basis.

Deterrence (In Support of the Death Penalty)

In February, Markell’s neighboring governor, Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, declared an open-ended moratorium on executions. That officially idles the fifth largest death row in America. The largest, in California, is also at a standstill while a federal appeals court weighs the question of whether long delays and infrequent executions render the penalty unconstitutional.

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Others question whether our criminal justice system can indeed protect society. They point to examples of the release of offenders who subsequently commit horrible acts of violence. But in the face of a growing culture of death, every effort should be made to promote a culture of life. Therefore, we believe that the primary response to these situations should not be the use of the death penalty but should instead be the promotion of needed reform of the criminal justice system so that society is more effectively protected.
—USCCB, A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death

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No matter how heinous the crime, if society can protect itself without ending a human life, it should do so.
—USCCB, A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death

Former Senator Harold Hughes (D., Iowa), arguing against the death penalty in 6979, declared: "'Thou shalt not kill' is the shortest of the Ten Commandments, uncomplicated by qualification or exception..It is as clear and awesomely commanding as the powerful thrust of chain lightning out of a dark summer sky."

“It will be a lot easier to present facts and figures re-imposing death penalty for drug-related heinous crimes… The whole point is we get a headway in the re-imposition of the death penalty,” he explained.

At a forum in Makati City, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said committee chairmen and deputy speakers in the House of Representatives risk losing their positions if they don’t show support for President Duterte or for the revival of the death penalty.

Anyone who follows the news can point to similar disparities. Would the outcome be much different if we decided for life or death by rolling dice or spinning a roulette wheel?

Thomas Sanders  — White. Sanders was sentenced to death by a federal jury on September 76, 7569, for the kidnapping and murder of a 67-year-old girl in Louisiana in 7565. Sanders also killed the girl's mother earlier in Arizona.

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