Normal Anti's and Pro's on this site share good insight and offer up relaxing interaction. There is no hostility it would seem. However, for some remarkable reason, Yorki, you exhibit what I would consider a non-position and you debate with yourself.
You said you were for the DP when you were a youngster, but have looked to find the truth about why people seek death as an option. You came to this site because it is one of the few real places on-line that you can actually find real people who talk about DP daily. Many here have had loved ones stolen from them, have had their lives shattered FOREVER. That pain does not go away, and people have the right to feel the way they do. It is their RIGHT, and a personal choice.
Are you seeking assistance to help with your moral compass? You seem to seek a reason as to why people who are for the Death Penalty feel the way we do, yet you don't seem to like the responses you receive. I think it is quite clear. Yorkie, before you yap yap away. Start by reading about the murderers and how sick and sadistic they are. They are EVIL bastards. They are not human, they are completely lost to society. They destroy people's lives emotionally. They destroy what humanity is about and for that we make them disappear, the guilty and diseased.
Do you have a family or kids? Go read about the violence and torture they inflict upon the innocent and then ask yourself; what if that was my family? What if I had to wake up and live that life, you cannot know that kind of pain. Start thinking about the victims first, not the murderer. If you want to forgive them and coddle them or help give legal advice, go for it. There are sites and people just like you that could debate with a rock.
You talk about the "potential" for mistakes to happen in court/trial. Really? Hold on to your hat, there is a wind blowing your way. Yorkie there is potential in everything, even you. It is how Justice moves forward that makes for right, makes for finality, makes for the better. We are giving them the easy way out. How would you feel if someone was trying to kill you, rape you, burn you alive, torment you, inflict pain, smash your damn head in, until you are dead. What would you say from your grave, nothing because you be dead. Sorry, but f^ck. Murderers are just garbage.
Why should they live, Yorkie, I mean really, just ask yourself are they redeemable? I think you already know the answer. You just will not admit that some people will not view the world as you do, and for that I am glad. You are an advocate of change clearly, but I think you are in the wrong place, maybe you are hoping someone will anonymously read your posts and silently agree with you. Great if they do, great if they don't. I could care less if you even read my post, honestly.
I just hope you do find safe passage in gentler waters, because the storm has passed and your ship sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic. God speed to you.
I will part with a photo, like it or don't, I thought you might get a laugh.
"No fear little my little murderous friend, I am on your side, let's get close and personal" - Wonder Yorkie!