But since it is legal, it cannot be murder.
The False Confession | Psychology Today
An interesting read and relevant to this topic. Plenty of convicted criminals are convicted because they confessed to the crime, but false confessions are actually pretty common. Yet another piece of evidence leading us toward the inevitable conclusion, that our system executes innocent people. The killing of an innocent person is murder, so yes, sometimes the death penalty can be murder. And it's quite a leap of faith to think that we've never executed an innocent person.
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So long as the DP is carried out in accordance with the law, it -cannot- be murder.
"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, it to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." —John Adams
Of course it isnt 'murder'. Murder is defined as "unlawful killing." The death penalty is not only legal but described as a valid penalty for certain heinous acts.
Interesting how easily some 'qualify' their definitions.
The people who don't call either of those murder, or call both murder (I believe Mac considers both to be murder) are at least consistent in their application of the word.
I wouldn't equate it with murder but I am still strongly against it.