The issues related to the death penalty pro and con seem to be well established. The Left, some Catholics and most of Europe take the con side. The Europeans seem to be particularly venomous in their hostility toward America because of the death penalty. The Japanese aren't...they have the death penalty for extreme cases such as using sarin gas in a subway station.
I have recently become aware
of another issue relevant to the death penalty. The issue stays alive with the
Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian who murdered Bobby Kennedy, is alive, asking for parole and will be around the rest of my life. I will never stop hearing about Squeaky Fromm, Charles Manson and Abu babu Jamal -- all of whom are younger than I and will be coming before parole boards long after I am dead.
I know that mortality tables work on death row, but if I don't want to hear about heinous murders for my entire life (look carefully at the recent photos)...how about others who were closer to these events than I was?