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Posted by: David ( USA ) on January 30, 19100 at 20:44:49:
In Reply to: Japan and India also execute, though rarely posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on January 29, 19100 at 12:30:17:
: Your examples aren't quite representative. Free democracies ALSO use the death penalty, although in contrast with Saudi Arabia and China they use it RARELY and JUDICIOUSLY. Japan and India are two examples I know of, but I think Canada may also use the death penalty. Anyway, France used the guillotine till the early '80s, and I'd hardly call them a barbaric society. What about Israel? Do they have the death penalty?
Actually, Canada does not have the death penalty. People are merely given many, many, life sentences in prison. What really sickens me though is that for Paul Bernardo, convicted rapist, abuser, murder etc... they are not only not executing him, they are giving him his own private cell along with private excercise equipment and leisure items because the rest of the prison population would kill him if they had the chance. It is costing Canadian taxpayers over $50,000/year. For all you socialists out there, that is $50,000/year that isn't being spent on social programs.