The State has announced it will seek the death penalty for the Colorado Cinema shooter who killed twelve people and injured many more during a Batman movie.
I am opposed to the death penalty in almost all situations. I am opposed to it here, as understandable as the urge might be to subject him to it. It is always a more difficult case to argue against when we know the shooter to be guilty (the presumption of innocense is for the Court case, not for discussion outside of it). While I feel he might be deserving of it, I don’t want to give the State such an irrevocable power in thsi type of circumstance (murder, even mass murder). But as cases go, it is easy to see merit in the arguments in favor of the death penalty as well. But I am not persuaded by those arguments. What do you think?