You all live in a democracy.....vote out the ones you don't want and vote in the ones you do. In The UK in 1966 our parliament stopped capital punishment. I don't know if that has increased or reduced capital crimes but I do know of cases of people taking a life and living to enjoy the remains of theirs..."hey look I've changed..I'm a good boy/girl now" is not very comforting to the families of the victim.
There are some languishing in goals in the U.K. that I would have no compunction about tugging the rope or flipping the switch. We just had a Dr of Medicine who has killed 30 or so and the figure may be in the hundreds....You think we can rehabilitate him...Do we want too...
Bite em back I say...(if they truly deserve it.)