Aphie....I will admit I am a bleeding heart liberal, but I do disagree with you. Murder deserves the death sentence. I think there is no other way to deal with it. One of the reasons our prisons are so overcrowded is that the sentences for drug possession are way too long. I think the easier way would be to sentence them to having to take some anti-abuse pill which makes them sick if they take the drugs or alcohol again. No one likes to barf. Or make drugs legal and collect taxes on them. Sell them in liquor stores? I see so many people wasting their lives being stoned on one thing or another. We are not going to stop it by throwing them in jail for it. Now if they steal or murder while stoned, they are responsible for the act. Throw them in prison please.