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When the government murders people in jail. It is bad because in the US it is MORE expensive to keep someone on death row and do that whole execution process than just life in prison, many innocent people have been executed and it can't be reversed once they're dead, ect.
Two wrongs don't make a right, man!
Typically done in the US by lethal injection, electric chair, or firing squad.
by Jeweliepop February 14, 2009
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A barbaric method of punishment still carried out in areas such as the deep south, the midwest, and the middle east.
Thankfully, New England's plunged out of barbarism, so we have no death penalty.
by birdboy2000 July 10, 2004
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A penalty that is given to people who deserve it (i.e. murderers). Many have said that the death penalty is wrong. Yeah, well, I rather a bunch of murderers be executed than have to pay taxes that will support the prisons holding them.

I'm not particularly sure why, but the main thing usually said to me is "we have no right to condemn someone to death". This is the usual reason I hear for not supporting the death penalty, but it's ludicrous. The murderer obviously believes they have the right to condemn someone to death. Are others suppose to be "above" him and not stoop to his level? Yeah, whatever. Maybe I'm just one of those guys who don't like living alongside those kind of people.

Of course, many have also critized the Republicans for supporting the death penalty while being pro-life. Um, HELLO? You're comparing the murder of a BABY to the murder of a MURDERER! Notice the difference? Man, King Solomon must be rolling in his grave to hear a bunch of self-righteous assholes say shit like this.
I fully support the death penalty and I hope Congress change the "unlimited appeals" ability of death row inmates to only "three appeals". Better yet, also set a maximum time limit of one year instead of all this "10 years on death row" bullshit.
by BusinessMan April 22, 2005
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1) The only time you get to take a ride in Ol' Sparky on the states dime.

2) An easy way out of life for a criminal.
1) A murderer loves the death penalty, while the victims' family grieves over their loss the killer gets a peaceful free ticket out of life.

2) Family says, "Burn in hell murderer". Murderer say, "Ha Ha suckers you have to live your entire life with the pain and I get to rest in peace." Family say, "Damn, we got screwed"

3) The fetus was sentenced to the death penalty when it's mother aborted it.
by Mr. MD January 22, 2007
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