Simon:What's all that?
Hilary:It's a news report about the upcoming execution of Perry Hickock.
We shouldn't have capital punishment in this day and age.
Hilary:This guy killed an entire family while trying to rob them in their own home.
He was convicted of multiple murders and given the death penalty.
This is about justice.
Simon:This is about vengeance.
He could have been given a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
As it is, he has spent 22 years on death row.
Hilary:Oh, I see, you're one those people who is soft on crime.
You think our criminals should be coddled.
Simon:No, I don't.
But aside from my moral objections, executing someone with a lethal injection or the electric chair is inhumane.
但是除了我的道德上的反对, 注射或电椅对死刑犯是不人道的 。
Many executions are botched each year.
Hilary:So what? These are people convicted of serious crimes.
They deserve all the punishment they get.
Simon:I'm going to have to start calling you “Hang em high Hilary.”
Hilary:And I'll have to start calling you “Soft-hearted Simon.”
1.capital punishment 死刑
例句:They seriously believe that capital punishment is a deterrent.
2.convict of 宣判（某人）犯有（某罪）
例句:The convict was pardoned after serving five years of his sentence.
3.death row n.死囚室
例句:He has been on Death Row for 11 years.
4.have to 只得；必须
例句:Sometimes things have to fall apart to make way for better things.