I was reading all the comments posted on this story and not to my surprise I felt disgusted and extremely sad. Every time a story like this comes out and people comment on it I am always reminded of how uncivilized and unethical our society is.
It is no secret that what this young man did was a terrible thing. It is nobody's right to decide when another's life should end. Clearly though he was not right in the head. He clearly could have used some good therapy and possibly even mental health medication.
I mean it's quite obvious really. If someone thinks that killing random people like that is okay, they aren't right in the head. And so therefore I think we should have more compassion for him.
I said earlier that it's nobody's right to decide when another's life should end. That also goes for the justice system. With the right help I fully believe that James Holmes can change. I believe that he can come to understand that what he did was very wrong. We can argue what the best way to teach him this is, whether you think a lifetime in prison will teach him this, or in a highly confined mental hospital, but ending his life will certainly never give him that chance.
I've always felt uneasy when I hear other's glorifying the death of a criminal. When Osama Bin Ladin was killed there was all this hype about it and people were celebrating. That just doesn't sit well with me. When we kill someone as punishment for them killing someone else, we are no better than them for they also thought they had reason to end another's life.