^ this video is not the right one it is in a series and the one I’m referring to is called “Final Meals of Innocent Executed Inmates”
Capital punishment is such a complex issue that is hard to come to a common ground with my self to say if I think it is okay or not. Throughout Haag’s reading I found my self confused many times, but also agreeing in some areas and disagreeing in others.
From what I can make of it I personally see capital punishment as doing the same evil to the guilty as was done to the victim. No one is justified in taking life away from someone so what makes it okay for the criminal system to do the same. I strongly believe the guilty should be punished no doubt. But by doing what they did to someone else makes us no better. Especially when it is done accidentally. When the wrongly convicted are killed to the death penalty we have actually done the same thing as murders have done. We have killed an innocent person, so then who gets sentenced to death for murdering them?
Surprisingly I found a video that shares the same idea as me. In this Youtube video they share pictures of victims last means before being executed. But the only problem is that these people were innocent. If there is no way for us to be 100% sure that the person we are about to kill is 100% guilty of the crime they are being convicted of then we have no right as a society to end their lives. If there is room for errors then we should not have a death penalty. Ending a life is a very big tricky thing, because once its done there is no undoing. The man on the youtube video was once for the Death Penalty and has now switched because of his realization that many people were being killed that should have not been. The Death penalty does not serve justice, and in fact when done wrong we have ended up doing the same disgusting act as the criminals. Its not a very good example for society. It actually makes me scared for our criminal system. Killing murders does not make anything any better, it actually makes us look ridiculous when an accident is made and we kill someone innocent. This system is ridiculous.