Karla F. Tucker and the death penalty (Feb. 1998)
Daniela, Beratiye and Schenja, students in Hamburg
Do you think that it was right to kill Karla F. Tucker?...
Jenny and Anna, students in Hamburg
Hi Daniela, Beratiye u. Schenja
S., student in Hamburg
Ich finde es nicht so schlimm, dass Karla F. Tucker umgebracht wurde,
denn meiner Meinung nach hatte sie es verdient. Man muss sich nur ueberlegen,
was sie den Familien und den Angehoerigen der Opfer angetan hat. Ich finde,
es war nicht so nett, dass sie sie so lange im Gefaengnis hielten; wenigstens
hatte sie Zeit um nachzudenken und ihre Tat zu bereuen.
Kelly, student in Indiana
My opinion on the death penalty is that if you kill someone, then you
should be killed too. Because our justice system is so bad, that someone
might rob a store and he gets life in prison, and another person might
kill 3 people and only get 7 years in jail.
Kaveh, student in Hamburg
I think, that the death penalty is not a good idea, because when you
kill a person, you are not a better person than the murderer. But the murderer
has to be punished. Maybe he can go to prison for a longer time than 15
years, for 20 or 25 years for example. And when the murderer does not want
to stay so long, he/she is allowed to choose between the DEATH PENALTY
and the 20 years. What do you think?
Gary, student in Colorado
I think the death penalty is okay for some situations, but not many.
It would be better if the person was sent to jail for a long time. It would
be best to send the person to jail for the rest of their life, if they
have killed more than once.
Julia, student in Nebraska
Hi, I am Julia from Hastings Nebraska. I do not have a strong opinion either way about the death penalty. Most people who are in prison and are up for the death penalty are probably in there for life, except for California of course. But those west coasters are crazy anyway.
So what is so wrong with executing people who are sucking up our tax
money by being alive. I guess this is a little conceited of me. On the
other hand I am a very non-violent person and I think maybe you could torture
the criminals another way if someone felt that prison wasn't punishment
enough. Like I said I do not have a strong opinion on this subject. I guess
I should get one, huh?!