THE DEATH PENALTY – ARE THE SCALES OF JUSTICE OUT OF BALANCE ?

One of the great arguments in weighing up the question of whether convicted murderers should have their life terminated has always been the question of the possibility that a person found guilty of murder in a court of law, may subsequently be found innocent,  thus in effecting the death penalty, the State would have taken the life of an innocent person.

Sadly, the truth about releasing murderers after a period on internment in a prison, is that many, many of those same murderers will  re-offend with often multiple murders, before they are caught and re-interned in Prison.

The scales of justice in this case are badly out of balance: the re-offence rate for released murderers could work out at the possibility of one innocent person losing their life with the death penalty versus 100 innocent persons losing their life due to murderers being released after serving time in prison.

The question must be raised again: should the death penalty be re-instated ?

//www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/438406/Third-homicide-conviction-for-killer-Ian-McLoughlin-puts-justice-in-the-dock

 

 

 

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