Re: Death PenaltyFeb 9th, 2007
You are arguing law not humanity. If you had a hand in the deliberate voting for the death penalty to be acted against another - even within the legal limits of a series of trials - you would still have the
weight of responsibility as a member of the jury.
It can never be eraced, especially once the death penalty is carried out. It affects many people in terrible ways - whether "on the side of the law" or not.
If you killed another in a car accident without fault, would you not carry the burden even in innocence?
I say now, that in cases like Picton, Bernardo, Olson, Legere, McGray, Lepine and most recently Kimveer Gill, I would recomend a death sentence. I don't think of them as particularly humane individuals, certainly not in societies best interests to keep around.
I also think people like Rozsko who kill police officers don't deserve to live either. I can't justify allowing members of my society with such contempt and malice to be allowed to live, of course given that they are proven so.