Dylan Roof

Predictably, someone is calling for the death penalty for Dylan Roof.

The crime was undeniably appalling, at every level.

But there is always a reason why death for death is not the right response.

I say the death penalty would validate the crime, by implying that the person committing the crime was not insane.

As usual, it’s the wrong response.

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One thought on “Dylan Roof”

  1. How does the death penalty punish the offender? In my opinion death is not justice but a ‘release’. There are some offenders that are not phased by the death penalty – a form of state-assisted suicide. By my definition these offenders are not sane. Nor are the political leaders who believe they can solve social problems by executing offenders.

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