Capital punishment is fraught with so many flaws that, in a society that values freedoms and liberties, it makes no sense to pursue it any longer. Innocent people already have died, and yet death penalty proponents dismiss it as a small number. Yeah, it is, that we know of... and any number is too small. If one innocent person has died because of it, then an atrocious state-level crime has already been committed.
The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).