some people are simply... rabid animals.
I care not one bit what we do with them after they have proven they are rabid animals...I have little objection to holding them in cells, or publicly mutilating them in the most horrible of fashions... they are little more than meat bags to me, bereft of humanity.
we, as a society, have chosen to act civilized in the face of such animals.. we protect them , we protect their rights, and we protect their sensibilities.
not a bad way to go, as it puts us on higher ground... but it is frustrating sometimes, and it really doesn't lend itself to exacting justice.
our civilized nature in the face of these people...well,it is both a strength and weakness.