if the issue of safety is equal... why not execute them?... why house them like cattle for decades and decades?
The death penalty is a tricky one, in this case, did this guy get what was coming to him? Yes absolutely, he deserved to die for what he did...
But that doesn't automatically remove the fact that innocent people do get executed, two wrongs do not make a right. And I find it awfully funny how so many people on the right side of the aisle have such a problem with government, that they shouldn't be involved at all in education, shouldn't look out for the welfare of the elderly, shouldn't be involved in Health care, regulation because government can't do anything right... but hey, we're perfectly ok with the government being able to put people to death, knowing they sometimes screw it up.
Im all for the death penalty.
in fact I believe it should be used more often.
IMO prison and punishment is already TOO SOFT AND EASY.
now with that said, YES the system is not perfect and breaks but the system needs improved not the punishment lessened.
Because it's only purpose is revenge and morality, two things that have nothing to do with safety and are entirely too subjective and emotional to be the basis of punishment.if the issue of safety is equal... why not execute them?... why house them like cattle for decades and decades?
why doesn't this "ridiculously low " execution rate have you claiming the death penalty a non-issue?
and no, there are more purposes for the death penalty than revenge and morality.. those are the 2 purposes YOU assign it to make you argument.