I don't know if you can have a definite honest answer here until your in a position of losing your child or loved one to a murderer. No one knows how they would react in a situation like that. I think I would want them dead, however if it happened and I experienced losing someone I might feel sympathy for the family of the accused and want them to rot in jail (although I feel no one really 'rots' in jail here, I think they are too well looked after. Thats just my opinion).
100% against and that opinion will never change.Reasons for this opinion:
-it is the perfect example of pre-meditated murder.
-it costs more to kill some via the death penallty than to house them in prison (under the USA system that is).
-studies have shown in the USA that it is not a deterrent.
-one innocent person put to death is one too many,and far too many innocent people have been murdered by the death penalty.
-it does not bring the victim back.
I have considered the worst,that is my child being murdered,and whilst in my pain I would want to see the offender killed to try and ease my suffering I do not believe that this would help in any way and in fact it would make me feel worse.
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I think we are talking about very different things here, if for example your child got into a fight, king hit someone and they died then that would be entirely different than if your child was a serial killer, who had no empathy for people. Do you see where I am going with this.
If it were the former, then I could see how you would still love, adore and be devastated for your child and acknowledge their guilt. If it were the former, and your child was Charles Manson or someone - then I can comprehend how some parents would feel that they were "dead to them".
No we don't, I didn't say anything about what I would do or feel if my child did something horrifying. Because honestly. I have no idea. I have no idea what I would do, or how I would react. Who does really know, unless you have lived it?
I am just saying, that I can see what she is trying to say.
But there truly are monsters in the world, horrible, horrible monsters. I find it interesting that you wouldn't even understand why someone would cut their child off if they were one of those said monsters.
Totally against it for all the reasons listed above. Plus, the legal system is too subjective, as it is there is no consistency across prison sentences.
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