Do you agree with National Security Minister Marvin Dames that the death penalty needs to be enforced?

Yes, I agree. 252 votes


No, I do not agree. 52 votes


304 total votes


baldbeardedbahamian 5 years, 10 months ago

state sanctioned executions do not lower the murder rate. Our police and judicial systems are bboth too inept to fairly prosecute such cases.


DillyTree 5 years, 10 months ago

I voted yes, but with the caveat of having exhausted all competent avenues of appeal and allowing the accused fair and diligent representation.


jus2cents 5 years, 10 months ago

NO. This question is like asking ‘who are the enlightened ones!?’ still interesting to see the responses. LOL! They can’t even Enforce the existing laws, that alone would stop a lot of crimes. Are we Evolving or Regressing. What do we achieve by killing those who are the victims of a society that has been wrecked by inept and corrupt politicians. Who are the real villains then? i.e. If the government schools were managed properly would we have so many young people without the skills to support themselves? It is simply -Political smoke and mirrors. The Death penalty as a subject is just an old trick used by Politicians polarize and distract people from the real problem = Their Incompetence and inability to manage! e.g. Death penalty is not enforced in countries where the government is working properly, and some are even closing their jails. Wake Up! Stop pointing fingers and remember with a corrupt system and police force, you may be the one in the gallows!


SP 5 years, 10 months ago

Why ask man when GOD has already clearly settled the issue?

Deuteronomy 19:21 - You must show no pity for the guilty! Your rule should be life for life, eye for an eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

The death penalty may not stop crime, however, re-offenders & recidivism which accounts for a major part of our crime statistics would be totally eradicated from society!


Alex_Charles 5 years, 10 months ago

Capital punishment is neither a deterrent nor a real factor in reducing crime. We carry out capital punishment all the time on our streets when some people get bail. That has had 0 impact on the amount of murders. That's just anecdotal... there is a massive body of research on this topic that mostly point to the same thing/// there seems to be no correlation.

Additionally, to SP you logic is flawed. You are pointing out issues with our rehabilitation methods which, NEWS FLASH, don't flipping work. Foxhill is a criminal training camp, it does jack shit to rehabilitate. I can go on and on but I won't.

Also, Deuteronomy 22:28-29 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels.

Good thing we have a secular constitution and a New Testament.


Porcupine 5 years, 10 months ago

Our Bahamian society refuses to evolve morally and intellectually. We see the results daily. We want to kill those whom we have failed to educate and raise properly. What does this say about us? Continue to toss pennies at the educational system, continue to allow a failing pirate economy to suck more and more money out of our working people's pockets, continue to have litters instead of raising and nurturing our children in stable homes, and then act surprised at what we have now. A lawless, hardened, non-thinking and immoral generation. Surprise? How could it have ended up differently?


athlete12 5 years, 10 months ago

I voted yest know that capital punishment will not affect crime whatsoever but i do beleive there needs to be some sort of maximum punishment for repeat offenders. Foxx Hill has become easy , they have drugs they have phones. Remove the prison from Nassau. Take these young men and women to an isolated island and really attempt to rehabilitate them instead of putting them in a cage and expect them to behave when they get out.


DaGoobs 5 years, 9 months ago

There has to be a penalty for the unlawful, unjustified killing of one person by another. A life sentence or long sentence in jail might seem more humane than hanging but does not bring the deceased person back to life. It's unfortunate that the Privy Council has foisted the European/first world decision on us regarding hanging without regard for the opinions of residents of these islands. While the Brits may have decided in 1965 that abolishing hanging is the direction that they wanted to go, none of their former colonies in the Caribbean elected to follow suit. That should have told the Privy Council something. Leave us to decide for ourselves whether hanging is an appropriate penalty for some, all or no murders.


Groidal 5 years, 9 months ago

Death penalty prosecutions, by the same people that can't keep the traffic lights working in Nassau or keep scumbag jetski operators from raping tourists on Cabbage beach

What could possibly go wrong?


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