25 May '11, 3am

The Mandatory Death Penalty: This was originally posted as a Facebook note by the author. David King/ The recent...

The mandatory death penalty as been law for so many years yet we still have drug trafficking in Singapore. Is it really an effective deterrent? Granted those hanged for drug trafficking cannot do it again. But this can also be accomplished by keeping those who commit the crime in jail for a long time until they are rehabilitated. (In jail they should be given work to pay for their keep.) The mandatory death penalty may not be an effective deterrent because the person going into drug trafficking most likely thinks he/she will not get caught. The claim that the mandatory death penalty has kept Singapore relatively drug-free is an assumption. Applying such penalty is unfair to those who might have been “tricked” and/or “coerced” (e.g., the young who come from dysfunctional families) into doing it. People should not be hanged for being “stupid” or immature. If other crimes all...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/05/39002/

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