Originally Posted by Miranda_
Tho, why should we lower ourselves down to their level? The old English way of execution worked like a charm. First there wasn't any appeals at least til the law for the appeals court was passed, then you could only have one appeal; if that failed, you hanged. Hanging was straightforward and quick; the neck broke as the person dropped. Finally, all the executions were done away from prying eyes in the prison. No journalists, no relatives; no-one there but the prison officers, the hangman and his assistant, and possibly a priest. That was the way to do it, not the way America does it when a person can die on Death Row of old age. -.-
As unfortunate as it would be to lower ourselves down to their level of sickness, if it would save innocent's lives, it would probably be worth it. If America would give criminals harsher punishments for their crimes this country might be a better place to live in.
I would be a bit more satisfied with the old English way then what we have now though.