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Jonathan Pollard got basically a life sentence, although he was pardoned a year or two ago, and I don't think he was given any opportunity to influence anyone else to act for a foreign government. I understand that with ideological fanatics it might prove harder to limit their influence in prison but it can be done. And even if they do influence someone the prison authorities should be on high alert with regards to the person or persons that they've associated with. Once those people are out (which I highly doubt would be the case but let's suppose) they would immediately be on a watchlist. They might even prove as an unwitting asset leading to discoveries which might never have happened had the original terrorist been killed by the states for his acts.
I think it's much cheaper in almost all cases to keep them alive. And I'm not just talking about the economics of it.
But it's not just about the victims and their families. The judicial system is a social construct and must have the best interests of the society as whole as its aim.
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But don't you think, that even if it is not probable that Dylann Roof whatever his futuremay be (dead or alive in a jail) will assassiante other people, his presence on all medias can lead some mad people to perpetrate crimes...... So your way of reasoning is a bit short for me....
Get rid of him. He's overhead we don't need and does not deserve to live.
He liked to destroy his enemies. His enemies were people believing in god. He murdered them in the most holy moment of their life, when they were ready to speak with god and to sing him their songs of love and life. I will remember them in this way: singing and dying for our god.
God made once a sign on Cain - the murderer of his brother Abel - not on reason of our revenge or our justice. He made it on reason of his grace and his justice.
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