Talk:Death penalty

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Dialect[change source]

Would anyone mind cleaning up the grammar and simple english in this article? It seems as if a five year old wrote it.

"Most harsh" section[change source]

Let's discuss this section about which countries have the "most harsh" or inhumane standards for death penalty. So far as I can tell, this is an opinion matter. Because of this, this section should be removed as it violates the neutral point of view policy, and the original research policies. Thoughts? Either way (talk) 04:01, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Basic English 850 words?[change source]

Why is this article listed under the "Basic English 850 words" category? Kansan (talk) 07:31, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Removed it. Osiris (talk) 05:02, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Crimes that carry the death penalty[change source]

I removed the US from the list of countries that execute for rape, because the US Supreme Court ruled that this was not permissible in Coker v. Georgia in 1977. The whole section is uncited. I'd like to take a look at it at some point... Kansan (talk) 03:08, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

While not law at the moment (afaik), Oklahoma has recently passed a bill that allows for the death penalty to be an option for convicted child rapists whose victim was less than 6 - link. Lauryn (utc) 03:17, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
The law seems unclear at this point; I doubt that the US Supreme Court as it is now would allow it. That doesn't change the fact that that law has been passed, and since a reliable source always wins out over speculation, perhaps it would be best to re-include the US on the list and change the wording to "Countries with laws that allow the death penalty for crimes other than murder" or something. Kansan (talk) 03:19, 25 March 2010 (UTC)