People is the USA KNOW it takes a long time, they are well aware of this and have seen it numerous times while watching the news of other mass murders, so you have supplied nothing new, everyone is well aware it takes a long process and it sucks.
His death will give those families more satisfaction than his life behind bars.
You can argue till the cows come home, it does not matter, Colorado is one state that ALLOWS the death penalty, and it will be served here, on a plate, in the form of a needle, in due time.
First off, I'm not even arguing if he should or will get the death penalty. You are, however, unequivocally arguing that this guy will indeed get the death penalty and the families will indeed be satisfied. But how can you be so certain on the latter point?
Them knowing or expecting it doesn't make it any easier. And while they know it will take a long time, they don't know how long exactly it will
take. "In due time"...that time will unfortuneatly be scheduled far too late after more damage is done.
As for them being able to sleep easier, you can't possibly know that. It's conjecture as your voice is not representative of theirs. Some people, families of premeditated murder victims even, are satisfied with long prison sentences. Even in cases where the accused gets 45-55 years (not even life). You know what helps victim's families sleep at night? Resources and services for victims, the same resources and services that are underfunded and neglected due to the high cost of capital punishment and the prolongation of the appeal process.
Edited by Gran Turismo, 20 July 2012 - 05:26 PM.