I really prefer that the scumbags get shot during the attempt, preferably by their intended victim, anyway.
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.'.."
More prisoners are executed by other prisoners than are executed by the state. Many now get the death sentence simply by being placed into jail/prison. See table 13 in the following link:
“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
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
It's revenge, and that has value. It's definitely closure, a period on the end of a sentence, and that has value. But it doesn't deter crime.
Me, I'm so liberal I don't trust the government to get highways paved without graft, I don't believe the government can do park landscaping without corruption, so I really don't want the government to have the power to execute citizens. And yes, I do equate courts and government- I'm that suspicious.
Don't let the government kill people. You will regret it, eventually.
Unless you're a conservative- then you want to expand the government's power to execute citizens. More, quicker, quieter.
He who knows the least obeys the best.
Always find it interesting reading the different arguments put forth but it's not something i have to worry about here. The death penalty was abolished forever in Australia after Federal Parliament passed laws ensuring it could never be reinstated 2 years ago. The last time the death penalty was used was in 1967, many years before i was even born.
I'm good with that. Not only is the DP barbaric but 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. How can some total stranger assume that by sentencing the offender to death, things will automatically be squared up? It's not and it never will be. It won't bring closure, that has to come from within.