16 Jul '12, 5am

Singapore retreats from mandatory death penalty by an inch #singapore

I think the biggest factor behind the supposed apathy on this issue lies in a vast majority of the population preferring to leave everything to the Government itself. To me, the biggest complication that can and will arise from death executions is that what if the wrong person got executed? This has been a major point of controversy behind the US state of Texas alone not to mention the Troy Davis scandal in the state of Georgia itself. To me, that’s where the clear-cut moral ground stops. In a very basic way, if death penalty should be deemed not legit, the biggest problem will be how to deal with the convicts in all cases capital offences so as to speak. I know I’m pretty much unlearned on this part, so I’ll be interested to see any useful input here. At the end of the day, I think the biggest headache we’re seeing here is an extremely blurred line when it comes to mitiga...

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