…because some thoughts are worth remembering
My experience with the debate surrounding the death penalty has been usually framed around why (or why not) does the perpetrator deserve to die. It’s worth framing the question from the perspective of the rest of us: why (or why not) does society deserve to kill another human being?
It then frames the death penalty as a systematic killing of human beings, and a system with an error rate of 1 out of 9. We wouldn’t tolerate that of any other societal systems.
My take aways from Bryan Stevenson’s TEDTalk.
Photo: Sinti Roma Memorial, Berlin, Germany