We are born into a world in who good and evil are showcased in Hollywood as well as in our daily lives! While extremes are the coin of great spectacle , in real life it should take wisdom and determination as well as compassion to create laws that give us a sense of safety, the ability to repent and rehabilitate so that everyone without exception knows and feels a sense of belonging to a community that cares about each and every member!
Unfortunately we presently and in the past are guilty ourselves of killing and stealing as a people and then justifying our villainous acts with a false sense of justification that hides our true intentions, at least from our children and perhaps from ourselves!
If humanity is to redeem itself from total destruction of ourselves and the Earth we live in, it is vital that we understand that nothing justifies killing! It is punishment. It can be unavoidable. But it never is justifiable!! It should always be lamentable!
That means that when a person is imprisoned a wise and just society considers the act a horrible deviation from acceptable behavior and sets a plan of negative and positive incentives to rehabilitate the inmate! Death denies redemption and as such throws us back into a ast plagued by ignorance. Hatred, and greed!! We are better than that, no matter how Trump tries to twist our better nature!!