Even a dog learns what bad behavior brings. The death penalty means nothing if it isn't used. The average stay on death row is over 10 years and very often never carried out. I guarantee that if it was executed swiftly and painfully, with national coverage, it would have a profound impact on criminals. While we're at it, let's add gun crimes, ANY gun crime, to the list of capitol offenses, see what that would do.<quoted text>
Reading comprehension!! Do you know what deterrent means?
A murderer doesn't say "oh, I'd better not commit mass murder because I'll get the death penalty"
You should go on that show, "Are you smarter than a 5th grader",
you should see all the stupid adults on there, it's a disgrace to this country how damn dumb you all are.
The single most destructive idea our legal system has devised is the theory of "rehabilitation". In the rush to prove that academia can outwit nature, we allow 'evil and defect' to prey on use time and time again. The number of repeat offenders vs. those "rehabilitated" should show any reasonable person how ridiculous the concept really is. And as we make the same mistake over and over, the innocent victims keep piling up.