Originally Posted by Spicy Jack
After reading that he is a drug addict and threatened to sell his car to buy a gun to shoot his child, with those facts alone, you think he A) could be rehabed and B) even deserves a chance?
Forget death, what about life in prision?
I do. I think that drugs can make people think and say and do some pretty crazy, awful things. He probably does deserve life in prison, which would give him a chance to clean up and possibly contribute something to humanity.
I am also against the death penalty. I don't believe we have the right to decide whether another human gets to live or die. I don't think it solves anything, that there are much more useful things we could be doing. Having said that, if we have to have it, reserve it for the individuals for whom there is no other alternative.