I was looking on Chatabout and someone asked this question. They said tickets could be sold so people could buy them and watch it taken place.
Personally, I don’t agree with the death penalty. There are some truly evil people in this world, but no matter how evil, I couldn’t kill them (unless it was self-defense) or watch their death and take enjoyment in it.
When I read the question and what the person had to say, it reminded me of history books I’ve read about Salem, or Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen for three days. People watching the beheadings, the hangings, burnings and actually enjoying it; loving every minute that people suffer. I know in those two cases innocent people were killed. But, innocent, or guilty, people watching the death of another and celebrating it, or enjoying it just bothers me.
Now, would making the death penalty a public event lower crime? I honestly don’t know. I just know I’d never buy a ticket, or watch it if it were shown on TV.
Do you think making the death penalty a public event is a good idea? Do you think it would lower crime?