If the death penalty is OK, why do they do this in Japan?

In Japan, when carrying out an execution (hanging), the prisoner is placed on a trap door and three officers are behind curtains with three buttons, they press it all at once so no one knows which button activated the trap. 

Don't they mean killing is always wrong? 

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  • 1 month ago

    No, they are smart enough to know that the possible guilt of the executioner can be debilitating.  That's why in the US with military firing squads, some get blanks so they don't know who shot the person.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I don't think that means it's "wrong". Most of us don't enjoy killing people though. I suppose that set-up allows three good men to share the burden when it's necessary to end a life.

  • 1 month ago

    In the US, multiple people push the button as well.  

  • 1 month ago

    No, it means no matter how justified the killing may be, many good people will still be affected by having to do it.

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