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.

Capital Punishment, a penalty regarding the justice and expediency of which many worthy persons – including all the assassins – entertain grave misgivings.

Moreover, “legitimate defence can be not only a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for another’s life, the common good of the family or of the State”. Unfortunately it happens that the need to render the aggressor incapable of causing harm sometimes involves taking his life. In this case, the fatal outcome is […]

People who claim that sentencing a murderer to “life without the possibility of parole” protects society just as well as the death penalty ignore three things: (1) life without the possibility of parole does not mean life without the possibility of escape or (2) life without the possibility of killing while in prison or (3) […]