Oh please... it's because of people like you that we will spend most of our lives paying taxes to support this garbage as they get a nice bed, a gym, and 3 meals a day.
This is why Vince Li is found not criminally responsible and is allowed to parade around on the streets again.
This is why Andres Breivik is now living in a nicer facility than I am and is going to have chess playing parters because it is "too cruel" to put him in isolation.
This is why Magnotta will face exactly the same fate.
Extreme pacifism, or whatever it is you have, is just as bad as extreme violence. Get back to me when, God forbid, one of those victims is your wife, husband, daughter, son, father, mother, or best friend. You will be singing a different tune.
Spoken like a guy who's never been to prison before, I'm sure. you think it's so awesome why don't you spend a few days there, or go on a tour or something?
The arguments against the death penalty aren't based on "extreme pacifism", but empirical evidence. here's 3 quick non extreme pacific reasons for why it's not a good idea
1. There is no empirical evidence that supports a relationship between death penalty and general deterrence
2. It is more expensive to have the death penalty than it is not to. You think keeping offenders alive is expensive? How bout doing that and paying massive costs to the legal system for appeals? New Jersey recently got rid of the death penalty because they had been pouring money into this pit and hadn't actually killed anyone since the 1960s or something.
3. Wrongful convictions. You really think worth it to put innocent people to death to satisfy our desire for revenge?
Look it sucks when this stuff happens but the death penalty isn't going to make it stop. It's just going to introduce a whole whack of other problems in addition to all of the killing that's going on, and for what? To satisfy our need for revenge? It might not even give victims' families closure because there are studies out there that find that too.