All of the capital penalty arguements aside, do you think this guy would be sentenced with it if he was not black, and the guy he supposedly killed was an ordinary civil instead of a cop? And what if he was another black man?
Do you think discrimination hasn't involved in this case?
I know the states are not the same, but if discrimination is not a criteria, why did the system released Casey Anthony with just 2 years of imprisonment? "my dad did blah blah and i felt blah blah" shouldn't have been a reason to release her, because: if she's not pretending her psychology must be fucked up enough to hurt another people too, and if she's pretending it's even worst. And for god's sake what about Charles Manson is still alive though he killed +7 people?
And some people just say "hundreds of people die each day, why so sorry for a killer?"
1- He was not proven guilty as charged yet, at least there were still a lot of doubts.
2- Tit for tathas never been a reasonable system. If lawsuits exist to do it, well than we don't need them to take revenge.
3- Executions never bring back the victims. They don't do anything better.
4- And death penalties don't prevent people from killing or hurting another ones. How many people (either guilty or innocent) have been executed up to the present? And people have kept on committing crimes still. Actually it reminds me of a chapter from Thomas More's Utopia: hanging the thieves does not stop people stealing. You should give them a better education and much better life standards. Hungry people will keep on stealing no matter how many of them you hung.
And i believe the use of the rehabilitation of the criminal people. That's what they need along with the imprisonment.
5- And another reason why i feel sad each time i hear a death news: "every single man's death diminishes me, because i'm involved in mankind." by John Donne.