I’m against the Death Penalty. Suspend your gut reaction for a moment while I explain. I remember several times when I’ve found a crime so heinous that the death of the perpetrator didn’t bother me at all, even when it was through a death sentence. I also remember several times when killing a child or incompetent seemed like nothing more than an extension of the whole tragedy. After a while, I started to see all capital crime as a series of tragedies. Supporting the Death Penalty sometimes put me in a position where my belief in the larger ideal was at odds with the specific case in front of me. By opposing the Death Penalty, I never find myself at odds with other things I believe in. Besides, a murderer will get what he deserves in the end, I see no reason why society can’t express it’s outrage by locking him up until it happens.