Should the death penalty be used?

Is death the only way?

1,188 people died in the U.S. between the years 1977-2009, and in some of the deaths, the man/woman was proven innocent after they had been killed.

Pro: It keeps the killer from ever killing again.Pro: Death can bring the victims family relief.Pro: It could protect any later targets the killer may have had. Con: Killing the killer may bring grief to his/her family.Con: The person being executed could be killed for something he/she did not do.Con: If they are killed by us then we are nothing more than killers ouerselves.