So You're Going To Die…


Scott Peterson gets the death penalty for the brutal murder of his pregnant wife Laci two years ago on Christmas Eve. If anyone deserves to be executed, surely it is Scott Peterson, who acted in a completely premeditated fashion, showed no remorse, and on and on.

And I guess that's the question: If anyone deserves to be executed…

What say ye, Hit & Run regulars, are you in favor of the death penalty or not, in a case that offers almost absolute clarity on all the important issues (that is, no serious question of guilt and/or extenuating circumstances)?

I'm an anti-death-penalty pansy myself, believing that the state should use as little force as needed to protect its citizens (and punish its malefactors). But cases such as this one certainly give occasion for reconsideration of that POV.

Recent Reason Online death penalty cols here, here, and here.