The last time I argued capital punishment was in 3rd year constitutional politics. I was fiercely for a convict’s right to vote. A classmate closed debate with the phrase, “My fiancée was murdered.”
I sought the professor for a reference some years later, but by then he’d suffered a spinal injury, had a child and lost his job because the school denies’ alumni tenure. The university encourages its students to go forth into the world.