And then sentence the victims family to death for murder? Surely anyone who can willingly and gleefully put a gun to someones head and pull the trigger is a danger to society?OriginalJax wrote: 100 paracetamol tablets wouldn't cost much. If watching somebody who periodically and systematically tortured a little child over a period of years curl up as their liver disintegrates is too painful, you could probably just let somebody from a victim's family put a bullet in the offenders head - they'd do it for free, and the bullet wouldn't cost much.
At any rate, what you are advocating is revenge. If you build a society whose idea of justice is perverted into "justifiable" murder you will in turn breed distrust, hatred, persecution and malice. And it would not stop at the "serious crimes" you mention - just take a look at some of the posts in this thread.
Incidentally, when you start throwing the word sub-human around which you then justify with financial "Kill them, because it's too expensive to keep them locked up" arguments, you walk a very dangerous path. Maybe you'd like to apply the same thinking to disabled people? They're very expensive to keep - are they worth it, or are they, in your terms sub-human?
And then what of corporate murder? If a company fails to provide adequate protection for employees, which in turn leads to a death should the board of directors be lined up against a wall and shot? Should the family of the victim be the ones to pull the trigger so that they might find "comfort"?