Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, about 2 years ago

    There’s a simple solution that will satisfy everyone: hemp rope!

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    The reason hangings aren’t used much any more is it was too easy to botch. The point is to snap the subject’s neck for a instant death. Too little drop and they strangle to death. Too much drop and they decapitate.

  3. SpynCycle

    SpynCycle said, about 2 years ago

    They botched the execution and killed him.

  4. jonesb

    jonesb said, about 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    And the bad thing about decapitating or strangling?

  5. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 2 years ago

    The object of capital punishment is justice. Deterrence is a side issue.

  6. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 2 years ago

    The practice of execution may have reached the end of its rope.

  7. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 2 years ago

    @John Locke

    Deterrence is not a side issue to pragmatists. Dealing out effective justice should also serve as deterrence and vice versa. But your point is still well taken.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    Nope, it won’t stop ‘em, Ted. Never has, never will.
    The kind of people who can be deterred by consequences aren’t the kind of people who go around killing people!

  9. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, about 2 years ago

    I don’t know – it’s a pretty good deterrent for me.

    Point is, I don’t think you can really say that, when the vast majority of people don’t commit capital crimes.

  10. Baleine

    Baleine said, about 2 years ago

    @John Locke

    False.
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    One of the main goals of any justice system is deterrence. There have been numerous studies that the death penalty has never been effective means of reaching that goal.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    Those jokes are cruel and unusual punishment.

  12. robinjhislop

    robinjhislop said, about 2 years ago

    If it worked as a deterrent, we should put it forward for all crimes.
    See the speeding motorist, shot at the side of the road.
    Or perhaps I shouldn’t cast the first stone.

  13. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    There is a difference between limiting access to guns and deterring people from committing crimes they can commit anytime. The former restricts the possibility of crimes being committed in the first place. The latter just waits for crimes to happen.

  14. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @4my10851cs

    Corrections officers should be insulted by the claim that only death, not imprisonment, is needed to protect society from killers. It’s not like inmates escape from prison often. They do a damn good job…much better than the courts do at determining guilt.

  15. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    Which only bothered people when hangings were public.

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