Friday, 5 August 2011

e-petitions on the death penalty

Listening with horror at the thought that the death penalty could be debated. Someone once suggested that the death penalty should only be applicable to those who support it - well it might influence the vote at least...

Anyway there is an e-petition to "Petition to retain the ban on Capital Punishment" so please sign!

A petition to call on the government to retain its position regards the abolition of the Death Penalty for all offences. That the British people note that only 58 nations currently use capital punishment, as opposed to 95 which have abolished it, further notes the un-retractable nature of such a sentence in incidents of miscarriages of Justice, further notes the death penalty does not reduce crime or act as a deterrent and in US states which practice capital punishment incidents of homicide are higher than US states which do not, further notes the higher cost of capital punishment compared to life imprisonment, believes that British Justice should not be in the same league as China, Iran, North Korea, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Syria which do practice capital punishment on a routine basis and that the death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights and an affront to the values of British Justice.

1 comment:

Steve said...

States with: Egypt, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Syria, Jordan, Kuwait.

States without: Israel.

Credit where it's due. Although they did execute Eichmann in '61.