Capital punishment debate in the United States - Wikipedia
Both judgments are complete opposites and are entirely hostile toward one another, a way of exemplifying the groups for and against the issue of capital punishment....
Capital punishment - the death penalty
The Supreme Court in struck down Section 303 of the , which provided for a mandatory death sentence for offenders serving a life sentence. The number of people executed in since in 1947 is a matter of dispute; official government statistics claim that only 52 people had been executed since independence. However, research by the indicates that the actual number of executions is in fact much higher, as they located records of 1,422 executions in the decade from 1953 to 1963 alone. In December 2007, India voted against a calling for a on the death penalty. In November 2012, India again upheld its stance on capital punishment by voting against the draft resolution seeking to ban death penalty.
Pouring Molten LeadOne of the methods of capital punishment prescribed by the Talmud () consists of immobilizing the condemned in a pit of dung, "forc[ing his mouth] open with pincers against his wish" and "throw[ing a wick] into his mouth, so that it descended into his body and burnt his bowels." The Soncino translators explain that the "wick" is molten lead. The brief, possibly to spare the court, describes it merely as "an extremely hot object … so as to cause instantaneous death."
On the Death Sentence - The New York Review of Books
The bishop of Rome also opposes life sentences for capital offenses. As I’m sure many bishops do.
There is no pleasing them. All the sinners saints, as the song goes.
And if you disagree and support a measured use of capital punishment, well then, the usual derogatory words will be used against you because your view could only be held by the likes of a village idiot.
God bless JPII, God bless holy Benedict.