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Old 02-18-2001, 05:40 PM
RoboDude RoboDude is offline
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Then another part of me thinks that maybe by televising this, somewhere, someone who may be thinking about comitting a crime that could get him/her the death penalty might be watching, and might have a change of heart.
I very much doubt it.

Back when pickpocketing was punishable by hanging, and hangings were public events, pickpockets would often be there , ignoring the fact that it could be them on the gallows.

I have yet to see the slightest trace of evidence that the death penalty has any deterrent effect whatsoever.
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