Why are victims and the families of victims so bloodthirsty? What does it matter if a criminal is brought to justice if they don’t offend again? Jail doesn’t rehabilitate and putting someone in jail forever is itself a crime. For instance if your loved one was killed putting the killer in jail serves only to destroy two lives. You might say the murderer deserves this misery, but what if they were mentally ill. They probably were. What if medication can help them? What if they’ll never do it again? You’re willing to ruin an additional life purely for vengeance? If so, why? And what does that say about you?
The majority of you are christian. What would Jesus do? Would he be a fan of the prison industrial complex? What would Jesus have done if one of his disciples was killed? I imagine it’s not foaming at the mouth with hatred. It’s probably a lot more feeling and kind. Didn’t he say something along those lines? Let’s try a little harder people.
How about the next time someone wrongs you, regardless of the severity - even if they murder the love of your life, forgive them. And try to help them. This is going to feel so much better than the emptiness you’ll feel from anger and revenge. I believe in you.