LETTER: No life for a life
WHILE I have to agree with Bob Terkelsen's recent comments that our punishment system is not working I hope he is not insisting we should reinstate capital punishment.
This state abolished it early in the previous century and the rate of murders per capita decreased.
In the USA where authorities are still searching for a humane method of execution murder seems to be the norm.
While it is obvious that executed murderers cannot kill again, it is also true that many innocent people suffered the ultimate penalty that they did not deserve . The same applied in the U K .
By all means bring in sensible sentences for all crimes but let us not just seek bloody revenge.
Swapping one life for another will not bring happiness back to victims or their relations but only increase sadness.