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100% this. While some people may be morally deserving of death, the only way the power to issue that sentence could be ethically held by the state would be if the state could 100% flawlessly convict only people who actually did the thing they’re accused of doing. Any system with a less than 1.000 batting average for correct convictions is not a system that can be entrusted with the utterly irreversible power to lawfully execute someone safely in custody and convicted.
The system has flaws, and those flaws can result in false convictions. An execution must never occur based on a false conviction. Therefore, the state must not have execution.
I heard this on the news today:
A new poll conducted by Research Co. has found that the majority of Canadians support reinstating the death penalty for murder.