March 10, 2007 : Saturday
“Death Penalty: needs to be televised”
Karla Elaine Katigbak
Death penalty is the punishment to a person who has done heinous crime. This can be shown in different ways like putting a person in the electric chair until the person will be dead. The other way is to hang the person and the other is the lethal injection. The lethal injection is the only punishment that is practiced in our country but the electric chair and hanging of the person is being practiced in other country like Singapore and. In other countries, punishment are shown into the public just to show that it is fair and will take as a less onto the people who are planning to commit crime. But the question is that is it proper, humane and cannot have any bad effect to the public.
Many said that it scares and traumatize the viewers if it is going to be shown to the people but others said that it can serve as a lesson. Some said that all people must have a chance to change but some might said that they already knew the consequences of their actions and they must be responsible for that. In the question if it is humane? Then that question must also be answer by the criminals before they have done the crime that they have already committed. This simply means that “do not do unto others what you don’t like others do unto you”.
For me, I am willing to televised the punishment because it can lessen crimes and can give justice to the victims and I believe that every people have their right to know so that they will be aware.