If man will not, then may God have mercy on his soul.
I hope he does win the Nobel Peace Prize. Maybe a dual prize with Tookie and Cindy taking top honors. His share of the money to be given to his victims' families and hers for perpetual care of her poor son's grave.
Isn't granting the government the right to kill its own citizens the antithesis of "limited government"?
First, death is clearly a greater exercise of power than imprisonment.
I would imagine that strongly committed libertarians/small-government-types would grant the government the power to protect itself and its society, which would thus justify imprisonment as necessary to prevent crime.
The DP does prevent crime. No executed murderer has ever re-offended, but many imprisoned murderers have re-offended.
Still, Williams is being held up as an example of redemption because he has supposedly turned his life around. He has written children's books that speak out against gang violence. But the actor and writer Joseph Phillips discovered that the highest selling children's book written by Williams has sold only 330 copies. Not exactly a universal audience. The murderer has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times. But almost anyone can nominate you. That does not prove universal acknowledgment of importance.