To die or not to die… That is the question.

Posted: April 5, 2011 in My Ramblings

Ever wondered why people get away with the crimes they commit?  This is something that has been baffling me for a while now.  They get to prey on the weak and innocent and then on top of that get away for the crimes they commit. 

I’m starting to feel more and more that our country should reinstate the death penalty.  Don’t you think when a country has the death penalty that the little peasants bouncing about will behave?  I surely think that they would think twice before committing crime against one another.  Why can’t you just leave your neighbours stuff alone? and what is going through your mind when you devise a plan to kill a person, or why the heck do you want to feed your selfish lusts on some poor woman who most probably can’t even defend herself?

After asking the above, what would be a good reason why we can’t bring back the death penalty? Are we going to run out of space in the graveyards? Is it against religious believes? Can the government not handle the increase in death? I don’t think it will really make a difference at the current state. Then you get some that will say killing human life is morally wrong under all circumstances. I think you seldom see a person committing a crime standing still for a moment pondering on the fact that what he is about to do is morally wrong, most of them don’t even care. Why should we then care?

I think the problem that we face in the country is that the government is so tainted with corruption and selfish thinking that it will never work to reinstate the Death Penalty in South Africa. If we manage to get it reinstated in SA half of parliament would most probably be dead. You need extreme sentencing to scare the peasants of the crime filled land, life imprisonment is not the way anymore, for some it is a 5 star hotel. Rather take those people dress them in construction clothing and use them to fix the potholes in the country. Then you also get the cases where the police docket just magically disappears before it reaches court.

What happened to the days where the community actually stood up for what is right and wrong? we tend to stay very cosy in our comfort zone. Don’t you think?

  1. Ivan says:

    The problem in this country is that Crime is a tax income for the government – a huge one!

    Example 1:
    Take just one million home owners in Gauteng who pay for “armed crime reaction” (not crime prevention) where private security companies react AFTER the crime has taken place – no wonder they never make any arrests!

    This service costs on average R250 p.m. Therefore 1,000,000 x R240.00 x 12 months x 14% VAT, generates R403 million in tax revenue for the SA Govt!

    Example 2:
    A car thief steals a R500,000 car and receives between R10,000 and R30,000 for his deed. The car owner is paid out by insurance and then purchases another similar vehicle, on which
    he pays 14% VAT of approx R70,000 as a direct result of crime. Who profited the most? The thief or the SA Govt?

    The other reason they are reluctent to bring back the death penalty in South Africa is because of previous incidents where many people where wrongfully killed in South Africa by death penalty. Evedence came out afterwards, which proved them innocent which lead to the end of the death penalty.

    Regardless of this, times have changed, technology has improved greatly and I am more than confident that our investigation powers have increased dramatically since then.

    Death penalty – yes, if you take a life brutally without reason, you should loose yours.

    If you are really in need, steal if you must – however, you have no reason to hurt people whom mean you no harm.

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