I really do not, and cannot at present, understand how anyone can defend or indeed promote the death penalty.
1) The overwhelming evidence is that is doesn’t work and any kind of deterrent.
2) It’s purely retributive, based on revenge.
3) If we make a mistake, we can’t release an innocent person; we’ve killed him.
I’m genuinely open to trying to understand more; I’d like to comprehend how anyone can logically or rationally support the death penalty.
Can anyone? Please? I’d like a debate ….