The 62 yr old man who just murdered 2 fire fighters was released from prison where he had spent something like 15 years for the murder of his 92 yr old grandmother.<quoted text>
He won't get out if he is deemed as still a danger to society. I would think in his case he should die in prison, except if they can prove that he has been rehabilitated, and that can be demonstrated. The guy was obviously a bit crazy, but also one of the white supremacists, who are rabid in the USA as well - especially in the USA as your laws protect hate mongers.
The problem with the death penalty, or at least one problem, is the number of people who were in prison in both the USA and Canada for murder who were subsequently freed after DNA testing became available. Once the guy is executed, new evidence exonerating him doesn't do much for him.
The worst part of the death penalty is it is a measure of the morality of the country's people. People who kill other people have lower morals than those who don't take a life for a life. I think that it is justified when attacked to defend yourself, but never to execute someone in cold blood after months or years of trials etc. That is just cold blooded murder, and shows just how low the country actually will stoop.
If government had executed him he would not have been available to murder again. If government had kept him locked up for life he would still have been available to murder other prisoners,guards etc.
If it would be immoral of government to execute him,isn't it just as immoral for government put him in a position to kill again?
So if either decision is immoral better to choose the one that at least preserves the lives of potential new victims.