It is better to kill one hundred innocents than to let one guilty person go.
-- Dolores Ibarruri ("La Pasionaria"), Spanish Communist
We on the Right tolerate the long and drawn out appeals process for death penalty cases, as frustrating as it is, because in we want to be certain that we won't put an innocent person to death. The Left, when it's in absolute power simply doesn't care. We on the Right believe in justice. The Left on the other hand doesn't care how high the pile of human corpses is as long as they are firmly seated on top.