Ideally it's about removing them from society without the burden of caring for them.
Revenge. No matter how you want to rationalize it, revenge is the motive.
and how do they learn from their mistake when they are dead?
You must pay for your crime.I beleive its karma ba<x>sed,and I feel the person sentenced to die will suffer but not as greatly as one who is left alive to rot in prision.His karmic debt was not paid.The next life suffering will occur and that debt will have to be paid.
It's not just America where the death penalty is used, in the other countries that use it as well it's conducted faster than our ridiculous system. Waiting 30 years on death row, pfff. If someone takes the life of another, then into the woodchipper, end of story. And child molesters should burn too, as you can;t fix that mental problem.
Just a never ending story. No evolution since 10,000 years.....
eye for an eye
When it comes to family members and loved ones who were killed, we just want those ppl who killed them gone foreverrrr...like, killed twice if that was feasible, but pain revolves over and over again, letting go and let god take care of it.
what should we just let them go so they can move next door to you, im sorry some of them deserved to die those who kill and kill and kill dont you think they aready knew that killing was wrong when they did it come on they knew not to kill,..... what do you think we should do say oh no honey dont kill it was wrong to kill a 10 year old girl so you can go now just dont do it again ok.
It's the American way.
to remove their right to survive after the atrocious crimes committed against other people...i'm conflicted about the death penalty.
We don't kill everyone who kills people, only the ones who deserve it and the few innocent ones who happen to slip through the cracks or be poor and black :)
And they won't soon forget that lesson, will they.
To deter anyone from ever killing anyone.