Htf can you say "no". These are FACTS:
(1) The death penalty does not deter crime, overwhelming statistical evidence establishes this beyond any question.
(2) The death penalty provides justification for the rationalization of murder, thereby encouraging murder.
Now that your meek little "no" has been smashed like a bug, let's move on to the BS spewed after... The death penalty costs MORE than a life sentence. So spare us the "removes the burden from society".
Killing is too heavy a weight for the scales of justice.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman