Reader: Botched executions don't make me sympathize with murderers

Our post about ten executions gone horribly wrong, inspired by the failure of recent legislation to outlaw the practice and the decision to seek the death penalty against James Holmes, stirred strong feelings on both sides of the issue. Here's one example, from a reader who has a hard time seeing killers as victims.

Josh Bradley writes:

I'm sure their victims didnt have a choice to go peacefully, so why should the killers? If anything, we execute them too humanely.

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