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1,183 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by kyry

Will capital punishment ever be televised in America?


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16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 3/16/04 - 4:39:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
I sure hope not! That's disgusting and they should get rid of it altogether!
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 3/16/04 - 4:40:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would hope not. But it will probably be at some point.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 3/16/04 - 4:40:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they do I bet alot of people will watch it especially if its the electric chair
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 3/16/04 - 5:13:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh dear God, I hope not
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 3/16/04 - 5:20:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't be surprised.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 3/16/04 - 5:57:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hope not, but by the way this nation is heading, I wouldn't be at all surpriesed. We all seem to get pleasure from others pain.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 3/16/04 - 6:19:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hope not. My dad thinks it should, though.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 3/16/04 - 6:21:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
I really doubt it.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 3/17/04 - 12:58:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
I highly doubt it
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 3/17/04 - 1:01:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
Probably not. Too many people would complain.

I bet a Pay Per View showing would bring in a lot of money though.

16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 3/18/04 - 6:19:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
The way humanity is going and the way we're becoming more desensitized to violent images then I wouldn't be surprised.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 3/18/04 - 6:30:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
i'm sure it will. people love watching other people get what they deserve.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 3/18/04 - 6:53:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Gratuitous death and violence? On American tv?!?! Never.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 3/18/04 - 6:39:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hope not. Anyone who actually wants to watch someone die is sick to the core.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 3/21/04 - 7:11:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
probably. i would watch out of morbid curiosity for sure.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 3/21/04 - 8:24:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Scary question. Especially if you've ever read The Running Man. If it happens things have really gone to not goodness
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 3/22/04 - 4:04:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
to be honest i think i would watch
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 3/22/04 - 4:50:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think one day it will, for an especially notorious case, probably on pay-per-view. I'm just hoping they abolish CP before that happens.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 3/22/04 - 6:43:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
I doubt it. I think there's enough flak for capital punishment in general that even many advocates would find it to be going too far to make a spectator sport of it.

Timothey McVeigh lobbied to have his execution televised: "'Because the closed-circuit telecast of my execution raises these fundamental equal access concerns, and because I am otherwise not opposed to such a telecast, a reasonable solution seems to be obvious: hold a true public execution allow a public broadcast.'
McVeigh has support, and networks have tried for the rights. Web site operator ENI was suing the U.S. government over the right to broadcast the execution. But the feds said it would be unconstitutional."

From here if anyone cares.

16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 3/22/04 - 6:45:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Just out of interest, ohlefty, what's the general consensus in the US regarding capital punishment? I know it must vary from state to state...
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 3/22/04 - 6:47:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's something like 60/40 in support of it. The figures waver from time to time but seem to be stuckin that general area. Too bad.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 3/22/04 - 6:48:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Indeed. Thanks
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 3/22/04 - 7:02:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
I hope not, but maybe Texas might give it a try.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 3/31/04 - 3:51:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hmmm... after seeing this I want to change my answer for the reality TV running out of ideas.

And on another note, I would love to see it happen. Maybe have a phone in vote to see which inmate gets to live. Like survivor except they really have to survive.
Or perhaps American Diedol where they have song and dance competitions to see who is America's most lovable death row inmate. If America loves you enough you go free. Of course, you won't get the record deal for being laughed off by the panel for sounding so funny, but that can only be a bonus.

This isn't such a bad idea after all. NBC should look into it.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 4/10/04 - 1:04:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure, why not. Maybe it will stop some crimenal from doing a certain deed. They shouldn't wait so long to do it. People who get the DP has an awfull long time before they are killed. It should be done within say 6 months. It sure would save a lot of money. We wouldn't have to feed them or give them medical treatment. We have too many lifetime criminals as it is. They commit crimes because they can't stand to be out in the public. They three hots and a cot and they are happy with that. Espically child molesters or murderer's of children. there should be no beaten around the bush when it comes to the DP.

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