04-23-2017, 12:13 PM
Of course you do. You have basic human rights to be free from coercion but if you don't respect other's rights to be free from coercion, your right to be free from coercion is taken away. Here is Nathaniel Branden's take "If it were possible to by fully and irrevocably certain, beyond any possibility of error, that a man were guilty, then capital punishment for murder would be appropriate and just. "
You could set the standard for the death penalty at a higher level than guilt. You could set it where there is no possible scenario where the person is innocent. If you have an admission of guilt, the murder on videotape, a minimum number of eye witnesses that would ensure zero innocent people are executed. That would settle the issue. I would expand it further to give judges some discretion subject to personal liability if they turned out to be wrong.