Let’s face it, this Nation is populated with people that seek retribution. Anyone that studies the motivation for criminal justice understand that punishment for the sake of punishment has little to afford society in the way of positive outcomes. But, as is always the case, it is the desire of the people that steers the course a nation takes. In this case it’s a bit like threatening a cooky stealing kid with life without parole - no redemption just simple harsh retribution. Someone needs to take their pharisaical judgementalism and shove it.