Re: Cryo-suspension for death row

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 11:30:02 MDT

From: "MMB Tirade" <>

>>>From : Brian D Williams
>>>Yes. But killing the killer will not bring that person back.
>>>It will only result in another individual irretrievably lost.
>>True, but it will effectively punish the murderer for the crime

>What would you say punishment is for? Your use of "punishment "
>gives the impression of "retaliation".

>I'd say the goal of punishment is to prevent the victim (or the
>society) from suffering from the same crime again. We punish a
>perpetrator for his crime in order to educate or change him and
>finally to avoid repetition of the crime. Killing a killer
>achieves the second without the first. Does this qualify as

We disagree on the meaning of punishment, here's mine again from

---Punish: to subject to pain, loss, confinement, or death as a
           penalty for some offense or fault.


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