Human Rights in Society
Of course there are countries where terrible atrocities are more common, I am judging specifically an American politician on her hypocrisy since they are meant to be a rich and enlightened country.
I take your point, it chimes with what I said about the base instinctive response of 'an eye for an eye' which every human being can sympathise with to a point (especially when the crimes are particularly atrocious), no matter what they say otherwise.
However I feel my point still stands - its the fixing of deep rooted social problems that will achieve the goal of drop in serious crime, not the threat of death.
Of course there are no text books on how to fix societies, especially one so regressive, but I will not defend or accept capital punishment.
The sovereign State is entitled and bear the benefit or brunt of Guilt (if the Victim is innocent) by eliminating the wrong life and letting the real culprit unpunished. Some mistakes in the History of Forensics & Legal system have been recorded in History of Criminal Justice System. You can not bring back the extinguished innocent Life.