Opinion on the death penalty?
Good point I guess they should invest in more secure prisons like the ones in Russia like black dolphin and Vladimir central those prisons are escape proof I won't go into many details but they aren't allowed out of there cells and whenever they do leave their cells they are escorted by five people three guards who move the inmate, one who handles the dog and a higher up.
Personally I'd have to say I'm against the death penalty, broadly speaking. While you can certainly make a moral argument in favour of the death penalty, if the punishment must fit the crime then the death penalty would be fitting for murder, I think there's massive issues with it. If someone commits a murder, and knows they'll get the death penalty, and potentially knows they're wanted for murder, what incentive is there not to commit further murders? You can't execute them more than once. Plus what incentive is there for them to be taken in alive, as opposed to having a shoot out with the police in the street, using people as human shields etc etc.
Then there's the issue of how expensive it is - it's actually more expensive to give people the death penalty than to let them rot in prison, once you factor in all the appeals to at least attempt to make sure they don't execute an innocent person - though there's no guarantee's. I remember watching a documentary about Death Row, with Werner Herzog as I recall, where a hispanic guy, who had attempted suicide multiple times, the first time when he was about 12, basically committed state assisted suicide by not fighting his conviction for the murder of a police officer when he swerved to avoid a stinger and accidentally ran over the cop - after swerving several stingers prior to this in the exact same manner.
Even the judge said the same thing on camera after the trial, that she thought it was basically a miscarriage of justice. Then you have the fact that something like 47% of prison inmates have mental health issues. Plus it's not an effective deterrent - America has at least 5 times the murder rate (per capita) of much of Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan, and it seems to make no difference on a per state basis within America when comparing the murder rate between states with the death penalty versus those without.
One thing I would say though, is it seems to get results in terms of reforming peoples characters or forcing them to up their hustle, that you maybe don't get through prison time, a case in point being Ted Bundy's final interview where he virtue signals about how porn made him into a serial killer and tried to start a campaign against porn - if this somehow led to the death penalty being rescinded, or postponed at least, that would have been a totally unintended side effect of course. Which provided a really interesting insight into the mind of a serial killer that we probably wouldn't otherwise have gotten, albeit it also demonstrated how dangerous he was when you see how the guy interviewing him was buying everything he was selling even though Bundy would pretend to feel normal human emotion, looking down to feign sadness, then look up suddenly to see if the guy was buying it - which he was.
So ideally I'd like to see, in the future, a Matrix style system where murderers think they're sitting on death row for years, awaiting the death penalty, when in reality they're in a prison or secure medical facility with no danger of being executed, so you could get the best of both worlds. Maybe bring them back to reality after you've executed them in 'the Matrix'.
I agree with that.
I don't have a strong opinion either way, honestly. If there is going to be a death penalty, I think a strong appeals process is necessary though, to ensure that any guilty verdict is as sure a thing as possible.
It really depends for if they are child molesters, mass murderer's, crime bosses, child killers, or terrorists then yes I'm for the death penalty hell give me a noose I'll end them myself.