It's a good thing I didn't get into law enforcement (ha!) or something like it because I take one look at these guys, particularly Michael Perry and think "GUILTY! CASE CLOSED, LOCK EM UP!". But I swear to god I can SEE his malicious intent penetrating Herzog's lens. Like, fuck this guy, for real.
The killers' interviews aren't compelling evidence against capital punishment (because they fuckin' did it and we hate them) but the guard's description of his emotional breakdown after the execution of Karla Faye Tucker was as convincing an argument against it as I've ever heard. While apparently well adjusted in his plaid shirt, what I saw was a traumatized person. Probably not dissimilar to a shell shocked veteran. Murder isn't cool or okay and convincing people who are trying to do their job that it's excusable because they're BAD GUYS is a good way to damage that person indefinitely.
This topic bums me out, I'm over it.