As a retired law enforcement officer I believe that in most states the death penalty is on the books already.I don't know why we continue to discuss this issue any further.As a Police officer I believe the law is justified thought not used very much.But as a person that believes that killing anyone is a sin. It's been proven that the death penalty is not a deterrent to criminal behavior.So I would rather see a person spend the rest of there life thinking about there crime.i understand that the death penalty is a revenge driven option for people. I understand that issue as well. So I understand the law and support the States that have it. Personally I don't understand why we need that revenge?