It still saddens me that a country as modern as the USA practices state sanctioned killings as a solution to crime – in other words the death penalty. It doesn’t work as a deterrent – the US has more people incarcerated as a percentage of its population than any other country in the world. By no stretch of the imagination can this practice be called civilized so why continue it? For a supposedly God fearing country to go so directly against the “thou shalt not kill” commandment is the height of hypocrisy. In fact the US is the only modern western country that still practices killing people. China, and Japan still like doing it too. But who else? For “ordinary” crimes you have:
15.Congo (Democratic Republic)
43.Qatar Saint Christopher & Nevis
45.Saint Vincent & Grenadines
55.Trinidad & Tobago
57.United Arab Emirates
For “extraordinary” crimes there are also:
There are some thirty odd countries that still have the death penalty on the statute books but do not practice it. So… take a look at the company you keep America and then tell me that you’re at the forefront of society.