Should People Be Killed For Their Crimes ?

How would you feel if your mum or dad was murdered or anyone in your family, the murderer spends time in jail doing what ever he/she wants to later to walk free. I don’t know why people say killing a murderer is wrong. Surely if the death penalty was brought back, it would scare people into not commuting the crime. But what if you’re punishing a person for murder, then shouldn’t you be killed too for killing them. This could go on and on and on, because ‘he did it first’.

The death penalty is a punishment for a convict that has committed a serious crime. The death penalty was abolished in the UK in 1965 because the country realised it was wrong. The USA still allows the death penalty and convicts to be put on death row and sentenced to death by electric chair or a lethal injection. Some people say the UK should bring back the death penalty in the Britain but I disagree. In this article I am going to explain to you why the death penalty is wrong and should not be brought back to the England.

The death penalty has only been used and is still used for extreme crimes like murder and sexual abuse. China executes over 4000 of their population each year and the USA is the fifth most frequent executioner in the world is executing 50 people per year, china being first. So execution is still used a lot in my opinion both of those numbers should be zero. One reason I believe that it is wrong that it is very hypocritical. Most of the executions are for the crime of murder and the punishment is being murdered? The law is punishing someone for killing someone while doing exactly what the criminal did but using the law as a scape goat to get  away with it.

The general public will lose faith in the justice system because it shows the government can’t handel things without death and suffering. This sets a bad example to the public and the government are failing their responsibilities as a high up person/people if the death penalty comes back. The government is surpose to be the people who look after us and make sure we are okay and if they are killing the people they are surpose to be keeping safe isn’t the best example to the rest of the public.

The main point is that the death penalty is morally wrong and cruel. The act of executing someone breaks the human rights. The criminal may have done something wrong and I agree that they should be punished but if you kill them they have no chance to change and feel remorseful about the mistakes they have made. Even the act of putting them on death row is wrong because it will mess with them mentally much more than being in jail.

The fact the death penalty was around in England was to make sure the criminals didn’t escape jail. They didn’t have the technology to imprison them so the death penalty was used so they couldn’t escape because there was no other alternative but we have the technology today to keep the criminals locked up of deter them from committing crimes in the first place so the death penalty is not need for the death penalty in today’s society

If it is illegal to take someone life away, Why should the government be allowed to do it? Does that make them better than the murderer? Not really, If anything worse because the government would have killed hundreds and the murder has killed one. We have the right to life, The government should not be allowed to take that away. Prison for life is perfectly fine. It’s probably worse than death because death is quick, rotting in a prison cell is not.

It is hypocritical for a mother (or any other adult) to hit a child as punishment for the child hitting.
It is also too easy, if someone murders another human being, then a quick, painless death is not sufficient punishment.

In protection of the accused, it would be devastating if the prisoner is found to be innocent after their execution has taken place.

The Ice Bucket Craze Is Raising Millions For Charity – Have You Taken Part?

The challenge first received increased media attention in the United States on June 30, 2014, when personalities of the program Morning Drive, which airs weekdays on Golf Channel, televised the social-media phenomenon, and performed a live, on-air Ice Bucket Challenge.

The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It went viral throughout social media during July-August 2014.In the US, people participate for the ALS Association, and in the UK, people participate for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation

Among those to have taken part are Victoria Beckham, the model Cara Delevingne, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and former US President George W Bush who had a bucket of water poured over his head by his wife Laura. One version of the challenge, which took place in Salem, Indiana as early as May 15, 2014, involved dousing participants with cold water and then donating to a charity. For example, the Auckland Division of the Cancer Society of New Zealand. As with similar challenges, it was usually filmed so footage can be shared online. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation popularized the “Cold Water Challenge” in early 2014 to raise funds as an unsanctioned spin-off of the polar plunge most widely used by Special Olympics as a fundraiser.

The rules – Within 24 hours of being challenged, participants have to record a video of themselves in continuous footage. First, they are to announce their acceptance of the challenge followed by pouring ice into a bucket of water. Then, the bucket is to be lifted and poured over the participant’s head. Then the participant can call out a challenge to other people.

Whether people choose to donate, perform the challenge, or do both varies. In one version of the challenge, the participant is expected to donate £3 if they have poured the ice water over their head or donate a certain amount if they have not.

Have you taken part and for which charity?

Firefighters Injured Helping Students With Ice Bucket Challenge

Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck’s ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.



Who Do YOU Trust


Who do you trust?
How do you know?
By what they say?
How they appear?
What they do?
We all have secrets.
And we all tell lies.
Just to keep them from each other … and from ourselves.

But sometimes, rarely, something can happen which leaves you no choice but to reveal it. To let the world see who you really are. Your secret self.

But mostly, we tell lies. We hide our secrets. From each other. From ourselves.
And the easiest way to do this is to not even know that we are.

So when you think about it like that … it’s a wonder we trust anyone at all.

The Ice Bucket Challenge with Chief Constable Lynne Owens

Triathlon Team Raise £650 For Hica Shine Initiative

A Hica employee and her friends have raised over £650 for Shine a new initiative from Hica that is designed to make life better for everyone who uses the independent care organisation’s services. Heidi Shepherd, Hica Operations Manager – and her friends Debbie Clark, Jemma Higgins and Nicole Hodgson – raised the money by competing in the York Triathlon.

Heidi said:

“The Shine initiative is about staff, residents, their families and friends at Hica care homes, homecare and extra care operations getting involved and making a difference for people we support. We are pleased that we have raised funds that will enhance people’s lives. When I told Debbie, Jemma and Nicole about Shine they were happy to lend their support, as they all have firm beliefs of equality and community spirit. We are already talking about what we will do next.”

“Debbie, Jemma and I met at a bootcamp in March 2013, cemented a firm friendship and agreed to set challenges and keep training. Nicole is Jemma’s friend and now ours. None of us are natural runners so the Saturday morning training sessions were either fabulous or torturous depending on our levels of positivity.”

Hica Group Managing Director Penni Brown said:

“Well done to Heidi and her friends for literally going the extra mile to help Shine! It has developed into a symbol of innovation, involvement and improvement, and that philosophy now underpins everything that we do.”

Dental Nurses Pulling Together to Take on a 24-mile Hike For Help For Heroes Charity

help for heroesLeanne Walker (28), who works for Earby Dental Surgery, and Kristina Bennett (29), who is an employee at the Colne practice, will be taking on the challenge on Saturday, August 30th.

They hope to raise as much money as possible for Help For Heroes, since Leanne left the army four years ago and Kristina worked as a steward for the navy until 2009.

Former Colne Primet High School student Leanne, of Birtwistle Avenue, Colne, said:

“Myself and Kristina were both in the forces, therefore we decided to get together to do a charity 24-mile hike for Help For Heroes. We are quite looking forward to it, but it is going to be a challenge. This is something close to both of us, with us both being ex-services. We have had a lot of support from our families, friends and work colleagues.”

The duo’s mission will begin at The British Legion, in Colne, at 9-30am, where they will then make their way through Barrowford, Roughlee, Barley, and up Pendle Hill. They will then make their way back to their starting location, and they hope to complete the trek in around eight hours.

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