This came across my desk this morning. I am completely against the death penalty simply because humans make mistakes. As humans that means some people make mistakes in committing crimes and then others make mistakes in judging crimes.
We are humans, we all make mistakes. Usually when we make mistakes, we can atone for our errors.
The problem with the death penalty is that there have been far too many cases where people have been wrongfully executed. In that case, there is no going back; there is no atonement.
Today is World Day Against the Death Penalty!