Capital Punishment Quotes

I found myself compelled to fight back from my eyes the tears, and quanch my heart trobling to my throat to not weep before him. But Sacco’s name will live in the hearts of the people when your name, your laws, institutions and your false god are but a dim rememoring of a cursed past […]

The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing.

Undoubtedly, one of the cruelest and most humiliating forms of punishment in the ancient world was, according to ancient sources, crucifixion. The Jewish historian Josephus best described it following the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 66-70 as “the most wretched of deaths.” (Josephus, Jewish War 7.203) Whereas in Seneca’s Epistle 101 to […]

Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man, his blood shall be shed. (Genesis 9:6)

He who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. (Revelation 13:10)

Thomas J. Grasso’s last meal before he was executed was pushed through the 6-by-18-inch slot near the bottom of the steel door to his cell at 5:58 pm, prison officials said. He had a Burger King double cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions, a dozen steamed mussels with lemon wedges, a strawberry milkshake, half […]

Why do we kill people who kill people to show killing people is wrong.

Guillotine, n. A machine which makes a Frenchman shrug his shoulders with good reason.

I am, indeed, far from desiring to increase in this kingdom the number of executions; yet I cannot but think, that they who destroy the confidence of society, weaken the credit of intelligence, and interrupt the security of life; harass the delicate with shame, and perplex the timorous with alarms; might very properly be awakened […]

All crimes should be punished with humiliations- public exposure in ridiculous and grotesque situations- and never in any other way. Death makes a hero of the villian, and he is envied by some spectators and imitators.