I don't think anyone doesn't give it a lot of thought. But the flaws go both ways--including releasing prisoners who shouldn't be released.
Would you rather have a innocent person executed, rather then have a guilty one released?
Why are these my only two choices?
Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason, my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not retract anything, for to go against conscience would be neither right nor safe. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.
What religious information should they have used to obtain a better outcome?
How about the CCC's?
Yes, that says the DP should be extremely rare, if non-existent. I don't think the 10-20 or more TX executions each year can be described that way.
Psychopaths commit all kinds of crimes, mostly ones that defraud people. The stat you quoted does not mean that psychopaths convicted of murder are 2.5X more likely to be released, right?
I don't see anywhere where they exclude "psychopaths who are murderers" from their general category "psychopaths."
The problem is that a figure that reflects a population consisting of all psychopaths may not accurately reflect how a population consisting of ONLY murdering psychopath behaves. When one presents or tries to interpret statistics one has to be careful to understand what the statistic is trying to measure.
Psychopathic murderers need to be kept in jail, not necessarily killed.
To address the recidivism issue you are presenting. People convicted of 1st degree murder should face life in most cases.
One way to rectify the situation is to stop incarcerating people for low level offenses that are often required under mandatory sentencing. This country incarcerates more people than any other developed nation. The whole system has to be examined. That too much money is going to prisons is not a justification of killing prisoners, not in my book.
It's not just to prisons, though.
I don't understand your response.
Of course it goes both ways. I'm talking about the decisions to take a person's life. To me that is a very serious decision. I hope you're right that people give it a lot of thought.
Well aren't we even here?
Yes, and that's good, but I think you'll agree that the number of people on this board, let alone the fraction of them commenting on this thread is miniscule compared to the number of adults in the US.