I would like to start this thread so also the other side can beard, people which are against death penalty and have reasons against which are far from being blue-eyed or want to discriminate the victims of crimes.
With some thugs I would rather prefer a quick lynching, though thats forbidden, I know.
But I also knwo, that despite very good police work a smokescreen can rise up, which makes innocent people to appear as monsters, which later turned out to be innocent. Even DNA -Analysis might fail.
In Germany was a yearlong hunt for a woman serial killer, whose DNA was found at a lot of homocide crime scenes.
Later it turned out, the she was just a sloppy laboritist, who had contamined crime DNA with her own while testing it.
People spend ages on death row often without being a threat at all.
Since the seventies more then 100 people where released from death as innocent, often after spending more than ten Years in jail.
Should they have been executed earlier?
Think about the costs which that makes! The ruined lifes of those innnocent and the fact, that many crimes stay unpunished that way.
Should that money not rather be used for the communities, for education and so on?
I think the best way to protect each others is NOT to look away, but to help, when someone near needs it.
Wasting money for punshing makes it missing whre it is more needed...in prevention.