Removing a person from society for the rest of their life is a harsh, harsh punishment. One pretty commensurate with ending a life, just more sanely. We try to draw these lines like ďif we can be 100% certain,Ē but we canít. We know we canít. And that sort of nuance would never be able to be applied properly in all cases, and weíd have another conversation down the line about where to draw the line next. The safest line, and most moral in my opinion, is just no death. I donít want death for victims, I donít want death for perpetrators. Just no death.
but if we're going to have one, there should be some protocols set up to where there is literally zero doubt of the person's guilt if it is to go through. If there is even the slightest question, and there is a lot more than that here, then there's no way an execution should be allowed.
It would be a lot easier to just get rid of the death penalty than set up an appeals process that actually works.