Life imprisonment is punishment enough,
For many decades, I thawt that death
was the most severe penalty and the most harsh revenge.
I was very, very pleased at the electrocutions of the Rosenbergs in 1953.
I 'm still glad that we killed them for what thay did.
However, in more recent years I 've begun to wonder
whether life in prison was and is a more severe penalty,
if there be no parole
Do u know the black actor named: "Mr. T" ?
In an interview by Barbara Walters,
he mentioned that his mother had complained
of having gotten mugged (that means assaulted n robbed)
by a designated individual in her naborhood.
He said that he and his brothers tracked him down
and: "u won't see him no more." I RESPECTED him for that.
it gives the Judiciary the moral high ground.
I dont care about that; judges r only agents
of those who were abused, or in your case: agents of the King.
A lot of killers would prefer death to life imprisonment anyway.
I suspect that that's true.
The Moslem fanatics who murdered drummer Lee Rigby wanted to be martyrs.
They hung around after killing him, and attacked the police hoping
to be killed in the ensuing gun battle. They failed in that respect,
and now, instead of the heavenly paradise they imagined they're
going to have to spend the rest of their lives contemplating
their actions from a prison cell.
Yea; thay might be proud
of their actions; yes ???
There's also the case of miscarriages of justice.
If you lock up an innocent man for x amount of years,
at least you can release him and try to pay some compensation.
You can't do that if he's been executed.
Well, when his innocence is discovered,
then he shud be executed. (To execute means to carry out
or to follow out, like a bar room bouncer follows him out of the prison,
whereas convicted murderers r killed, to execute their death warrants.)
( A collateral anecdote: having been retired from the practice of law,
I participated in the successful Republican campaign for Governor of NY.
Among the principles for which we campaigned was a return to inflicting
the death penalty
. The incumbent Governor was very anti
We gathered for a Victory Party, the day after Election Night,
discussing what jobs each of us wanted. One boy, admittedly crazy
(under active psychiatric treatment) kept saying that he wanted
to be the Executioner. )
How would you feel if your favourite person had been murdered
and an innocent man had been wrongfully executed?
Well, after he has been successfully executed,
he can find a good lawyer to examine and review his best options
under the circumstances of fact and law that then and there exist.
After he has been executed, with his innocence established,
he can sue the government; hopefully, he is still young enuf to enjoy the fruit of his litigation.
Capital punishment does not act as a deterrent.
U probably get a bell-curved distribution on that,
the same as almost everything else.
People, (religious fundamentalists aside,) don't commit crimes
in the expectation of getting caught. They think they'll get away with it.
What deters crime is the likelihood of being caught.
Take speeding for example, if you kept the speeding laws as they are,
but put speed cameras and traffic police all over the country,
speeding would go down.
If you had no cameras, no traffic police,
but made speeding a capital offence, would less people speed?
Kiddest thou me????
I don t see the father of 5 driving his wife n family
along speeding, if he can be legally killed for so doing.
I doubt that his wife wud let him do that, or the kids either.
If he did, thay cud black