Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
These a real people, real stories, absolutely heartbreaking. Some of them have witnessed the death penalty being carried out and they say that it gives them absolutely no peace at all, in fact it just creates more victims.
Victims' Stories | Murder Victims
To answer your question Navy, the life of the person that killed someone I love is not considered an equal trade for my loved one, nor will it ever be. Some total stranger may assume that by sentencing the offender to death, things will automatically be squared up but it's not and it never will be. It won't bring closure, that has to come from within.
I would prefer firing squad, it's cheap fast and if for some reason it doesn't work you can shoot again until the person is dead. I support using the death penalty in severe cases, but execution by firing squad is fine with me, maybe even preferable.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
I went though this with my best friend who was murdered at his place of business. His killers were sentenced to death... took 10 yrs in one case and 14 yrs with the other.
While I was definitely pro-DP I must say I went through quite a range of emotions during the trials, appeals, and the lead up to the executions. When all was said and done, I tried to forgive my friend's killers and prayed for their souls... but I still felt that the death penalty was the correct punishment in this case (involving two senseless, needless, pointless murders of fine young persons aged 23 and 19) and that when it was done a feeling of relief that justice had been served.
Yes, closure is primarily internal... but seeing justice done certainly helps.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
If they going to pass death sentences upon people, they better be darned sure the person committed the act, real sure.
I don't support the death penalty. Too many innocent people
being released years and years later now.