Listen. I'm against the death penalty but not for humanitarian reasons. I just have such a deep mistrust of government and politicians that I can't approve of giving them power to execute citizens. It's not just murderers that face the death penalty.
Trafficking in large quantities of drugs
Attempting, authorizing or advising the killing of any officer, juror,or witness in cases involving a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, regardless of whether such killing actually occurs
States that allow capital punishment for crimes other than murder...
Treason (Arkansas, Calif., Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Washington)
Aggravated kidnapping (Co., Idaho, Il., Missouri, Mont.)
Drug trafficking (Fl., Missouri)
Aircraft hijacking (Ga., Mo.)
Placing a bomb near a bus terminal (Mo.)
Espionage (New Mexico)
Aggravated assault by incarcerated, persistent felons, or murderers (Mont.)
The State allows capital punishment for crimes against itself, where no-one is injured (treason, espionage). You give those bastards that kind of power and they'll abuse it.
Zionism is the National Liberation Movement of the Jewish People.
If you give the State the power of life and death you're gonna regret it sooner or later. Seriously, once they have that power in hand it's up to them how they use it. That list I cited can be expanded by legislation, by the jokers and yahoos sitting in government seats and empty Supreme Court seats are filled by the party in power. The only safe policy, in this context, is to not allow the government to execute citizens. Find another route.