Can the death penalty ever be justified?
A few days ago police found the body of a 12-year old girl that had been missing for about a week buried in her neighbor’s backyard. He admitted to killing her. It makes me so sad and so angry when I think about this. It has been in my mind quite a lot these past few days.
The rational part of me has always been against the death penalty, mainly because it is irreversible. There have been cases in the US where people were found innocent after they had already been put to death, which is awful in my opinion.
However, truly horrific acts like this one always make me feel that the death penalty would be a just sentence. (we do not have the death penalty in my country)
How do you feel about the death penalty? Is it ever justified? Anyone else conflicted on this?