Originally Posted by oneupper
Life ain't fair. It wasn't fair to Jessica and don't care if it's "fair" to her killer or not.
This society has made the decision that executing criminals like Couey is acceptable. You may not agree and other societies don't proceed the same way (and then again there are those who stone adulterers).
Perhaps that perception will change. For now, I'll take revenge thank you very much.
The syringe, please.
Can I slap you if you offend me? Break your window if your kid breaks mine? Blow your car up if you blow up mine?
I think you know the answer to each of those questions. Justice is not revenge.
It's ultimately not about excuses, it's about what we do as a society to solve our problems. And killing humans, criminally, or sanctioned by law, doesn't strike me as the answer to any question.
The death penalty doesn't deter crime. It doesn't bring back the dead. It doesn't palliate the crime for the bereaved.
But it gets politicians elected.