Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:14:19 PM
@Gerry: Good points. ~pondering~
I'm kind of stuck on what Madduck alluded to earlier though: If, say, my son or daughter were brutally murdered by a serial killer, I`d have a hard time not feeling further victimized every time I saw that person leering from the TV screen in his latest interview or parole hearing, a la Charles Manson.
Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:06:05 PM
I'm against the death penalty for 2 reasons.
A: By outlawing it, we as a society have said that deliberately killing a person is wrong. As punishment for this we will kill you. Huh? Hows that?
& 2: Error ratio. Depending on what state you live in, the wrongful conviction rate is between 13% & 25%. That is intolerable. And you cannot apologize after you`ve killed the wrong man, which has happened way too many times. Until we have a reliably accurate court system the death penalty shouldn`t be considered.