Brian D Williams wrote,
> The death penalty is a difficult issue.
Since there are worse things than death, there are definitely more difficult
> The biggest problem is that the victim is lost forever, as a result
> I do not believe the killer should be allowed to live, nor be
> suspended, I believe they should be treated equally with the
The difficulty is, of course, discovering who is actually the victim.
If we kill killers, what should be *our* punishment? Obviously the killer felt
that the "victim" deserved to die as much as the executioner believes that the
"perp" deserves to die.
> Contrary to popular belief, I do believe that if this is ever
> impleted correctly (it has not been yet). It will have a deterent
> effect, not on psychotics, but on those who kill ex-spouses for
Perhaps you have an inadequate understanding of what motivates ex-spouses. I
doubt that "Thelma and Louise" types would be deterred by any death penalty.
They'd just commit suicide after they killed as many of their targets as they
could. (Just like in the movie.)
> But I do not require a deterrent effect to believe it is just
Neither would the perp who kills.
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