Paroles d'Américains
12H36 - vendredi 2 novembre 2012

John Eastwood, American, 43, Against DP


The death penalty should be abolished, and I believe that it will be done on a state-by-state basis instead of on a national level unless the U.S. Supreme Court changes. Why? First, I believe in the sanctity of life, even that of awful persons — I believe that a far more fitting punishment for them is to face their crime, what they’ve done and to find a way to atone for it. Secondly, the statistics of our justice systems are simply not good enough to warrant the death penalty. Too many times, we’ve executed the wrong person for crimes — as studies of some states have found, the number of additional murders that would have been prevented by an execution are fewer than the number of innocent persons killed erroneously through the power of the state.

Nathanael Mion , 21, French, Against

I think the US will eventually abolish capital punishment. A society, any society, has to put itself above the common feelings for revenge. It cannot take revenge on itself.

Oglesbee Phoebe, 22, American, Don’t know

Capital punishment is a hard thing to abolish completely. While life imprisonment without parole is a preferable solution from a humanitarian standpoint, is it really the lesser of the two evils when…

Kyden Creekpaum, 31, American, Pro

I am horrified that innocent people have been sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit, and applaud the Innocence Project and others working to free the wrongly convicted. However, I…

Cara MAESANO, 36, American, Against

I am against the death penalty. For members of society who need special help or need to be isolated in order to keep from harming others, there are other options. There can…