Weirdness about the death penalty

Amendments to the criminal code may also remove it as a punishment for those over 75.

Eh?

Is this on the assumption that you don\’t do nasty things to oldsters? Or because there\’s so little life left that it\’s not much of a punishment?

Leaving aside the rest of the death penalty thing altogether, what could be the justification for this?

Also, somewhat strange that China will remove the death penalty for the over 75\’s just as there are many Europeans campaigning to instate it for them: this euthanasia thing.

3 thoughts on “Weirdness about the death penalty”

  1. Perhaps it’s just practicality? With all the automatic appeals, nature will have taken its course long before the State gets to kill them…

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