Paroles d'Américains
19H15 - samedi 3 novembre 2012

Youssef Benasser, 21, Moroccan living in the US, Against


While I reject the death penalty as a legal punishment, I do not favor proposition 34’s proposal of replacing it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. This does not solve the problem, as it just substitutes one flaw in the judicial system, and retribution scale with another equally terrible flaw. Capital punishment, as well as life imprisonment without parole defenitely stream from the same idea that once a crime is committed, the person is doomed to eternal exclusion from society. So what is the point of replacing one injustice with another? By and large, I frankly do not know which is best for a person: being killed or spending a lifetime in prison knowing that you will never get out.

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.

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,…

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…