Would you feel better if someone was put to death?
The death penalty is a contentious issue for many reasons. If you watch people on death row awaiting the death sentence you do often get an insight to their own issues.
There is also the idea that no matter who ends life is really a murderer aren’t they? Even if it is the state who does it.
Watching a death row program I was stunned at a girl who was brutally attacked and shot say on the hour of her perpetrators execution: “Oh well that is that sorted out, let’s go and get McDonalds”.
If the crime came close to you, your family or friends, would you eat a burger afterward? Would you be the type to seek a dialogue with the criminal? Looking for an apology instead? What about rehabilitation? Or is it simply heads-off is the best route?