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DON'T bring back the death penalty

Submitted on Wednesday 24th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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DON'T bring back the death penalty

Additional Information

We counter petition the many petitions created which are in favor of bringing back capital punishment. We believe the idea is unrealistic and ultimately unjust.

One of many arguments is the fact that execution of an innocent, wrongly convicted, person is a very real and horrible possibility. Although the mistake can never be rectified completely, spending time in jail is preferable to spending forever dead.

Many people understandably want criminal eligible for the death sentence to suffer retribution. However, which is more punishing? A moment of pain to die or the rest of one's life (a personal eternity) in a jail cell with no chance of parole?

We, the signers, are welcoming of a debate into such a controversial issue, but would like to be clear that we are strongly opposed to capital punishment.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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