You will be who you will be. We are our choices.
- Oct 14, 2016
- New Jersey
- Basic Beliefs
The trditional argument was the death penalty was a deterrent.
I forget who originally made the argument, but they attempted to refute the "death penalty as deterrent" argument by pointing out that killers generally fall under 3 categories:
1. Professionals -- the mobsters, gangsters, cartel hitmen, etc... They're not deterred because they don't plan on getting caught, and they know their bosses will do a lot worse to them if they don't kill.
2. Passion -- You come home early one day and find your wife in bed with your neighbor... you flip out, grab the nearest blunt object, and bash both their brains in. You're not deterred because you weren't thinking -- that's what it means to "flip out," after all.
3. Psychos -- The serial killers, mass shooters, etc... They're not deterred because, well.... they're nucking futs, aren't they?