I oppose the death penalty strongly across the board. I think I maybe assumed that the left was more uniformly against the death penalty, but it seems with this Dylan Roof thing that I was mistaken. I've been seeing people say horrible stuff on Facebook today like "I want to watch him get killed on live TV!" Are there any compelling arguments from the left - or from any other perspective - in support of the death penalty? Seems like most western advanced liberal democracy type places are getting rid of it. We seem to be in the company of countries like Saudi Arabia and China now. What are your thoughts on the death penalty?