Do you think the death penalty deters murder?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 11, 2007
“I don’t think so because I don’t think they really take that into account. They obviously aren’t thinking rationally about it.”
“No, I don’t think so. I think in a perfect world, where people understood the consequences of their actions, it would work. But typically they are seizing their passions and not thinking of consequences.”
“No, but I’m for it even though I know it doesn’t deter it. To take a life deserves the ultimate punishment.”
“No. I think that if you’re that psychotic, distressed or depressed, you’re not thinking clearly regarding the ramifications of what you’re about to do.”