Originally Posted by atomdanger
But does it take into consideration the murder rates in states that have it as opposed to states who don't?
That's what the link shows.
Maybe some states who don't have a smaller murder rate and don't need it as much as states who do and have higher murder rates.
To me, a state having more murders show MORE need for the death penalty.
And honestly, I don't care if it is a deterrent or not,
if you kill people, cops, children, etc... and get convicted of murder 1 and get the death penalty,
well then you certainly don't deserve to live off the state forever.
If you don't care if it is a deterrent, which the link I offered shows it's not, is it just about revenge then?