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Bring back the death penalty

  • 29-07-2022 7:40pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭ downtheroad

    Young woman gang raped in a car by three teenagers tells court of ‘cruel’ fight for justice.

    Rooney (24 years old) has 225 previous convictions including violent disorder, drugs, public order offences, trespass, theft and road traffic matters.

    At the age of 18 he partook in the gang rape of this poor young woman. He now has 225 previous convictions, never mind all the crimes he hasn't been caught for or convicted of. What a waste of oxygen. And tragically he is now a father, what kind d of child is he going to bring up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,914 ✭✭✭✭ elperello

    Not going to happen unless we leave the EU.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,438 ✭✭✭ Jinglejangle69

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  • Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭ 3 the square

    Why don't we rent a prison over in ruwanda and send over all the people with 100s of convictions seems to have worked well so far for our neighbours with ruwanda and the boat people crossing the Channel

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,691 ✭✭✭ joseywhales

    Well one group are criminals and the other aren't. Don't think Rwanda would love thousands of criminals coming over.

  • Posts: 0 Dax Lively Memory

    Bit of a jump straight to the death penalty, how about life without possibility of parole.

    Spend. Spend. Spend.

    Imagine the cost involved in providing for someone on a life sentence without possibility of parole. The death penalty is a quick answer to that. I think western nations are starting to realise that their economic success is not guaranteed, and that near constant additions of expenditure puts real strain on economies.. at least, once they realise the magic money tree isn't real.

    "The study concluded it cost the state an average of $45,000 each year to incarcerate a prisoner serving a sentence of life without parole."

    The death penalty would resolve many of our long-term problems with regards to criminality. However, it's not going to happen. There's too much resistance to the idea, which is a shame, because the alternatives are incredibly unreliable (along with the costs).

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭ downtheroad

    Building the most basic of prisons on one of our many uninhabited islands off the coast would do fine. Do it Trump style, a huge permiter wall, drop the convicts in 1 by 1 with basic rations and leave them fend for themselves.

    Alternatively vigilante justice from the family of this poor girl would be a decent form of justice.

    However some defence lawyer paid by the state will talk about this man's tough upbringing, drugs in the family, he's now a father and is committing to attending an educational course, so he deserves a 227th chance, while the poor girl who got gang raped by 5 men sees no justice. She should sue the state and every single judge who failed to previously failed to take this feral individual off the streets and put him in a deep dark hole where he should never see the light of day again.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,386 ✭✭✭ olestoepoke

    This was a heinous crime but probably does not warrant the death penalty. I'd be in favour of the death penalty for pre meditated murder. For example, attacking a young woman when she's jogging along a canal and beating, strangling her to death in the middle of the day. This type of person definitely deserves to go for the long sleep.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭ downtheroad

    Obviously the death penalty won't ever be brought back, but I don't see how you couldn't apply it to the gang rape of a vulnerable young woman who was then left abandoned on a beach by the multi convicted perpetrators, and she now has to live with the memories for the rest of her life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,956 ✭✭✭ 893bet

    Should have been strung up a long time ago. Will never contribute positively to society.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,420 ✭✭✭ Shoog

    To many people are dead due to miscarriages of justice and the death penalty. This is an insurmountable problem which will prevent the return of the death penalty.

    There is also the appalling situation in America where a person can easily spend a life sentence in prison before been executed. And you know it would be the same here where it typically takes 3years to bring a murder case to trial.

  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭ Capone79

    I’m all for it yes. Anyone that commits cold blooded murder needs to go. That filthy tramp that cut off peoples heads in Sligo should have been shot in the head or hung outside court.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭ wangchung

    I always believe in an eye for eye., especially if anything happened to my family. Too many bleeding hearts in this country, especially Helen McEntee and the Govt. We need to tackle crime head on and make those responsible pay for it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,544 ✭✭✭ Multipass

    I’m not against the death penalty in principle, but it actually is a lot more expensive than life in prison.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭ downtheroad

    It would stop Anto and the lads being released back on to the streets after having some of their sentence suspended, and more cut short for good behaviour.

    If there genuinely was proper appropriate sentencing in this country I would bet everyone would be happy with that scenario.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,328 ✭✭✭ RobbieTheRobber

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,441 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms

    I think with an individual like that you have to lock up at some point for a good number of years. Let the law / punishment.. deter. Quite obviously it or these gobshîte judges arnt doing that.

    im no for the death penalty but appropriate sentences yes

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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,992 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78

    ...or maybe we re just not dealing with them appropriately, and giving them the necessary supports....