December 5, 2011

Sick. Bastard.

There are some people in this world who, by their actions, have proven themselves unworthy of the privilege of living among society.


Don't tell me he's mentally ill. No doubt that if he is captured, his lawyer will make that claim: That the defendant -- an otherwise wholesome, America-loving, God-Fearing, Apple-pie-eating man who helps old ladies cross the street, serves dinners at the homeless shelter, and sings Tenor in his church choir -- was overcome by temporary insanity and lacked the capacity to understand that what he was doing was wrong.

Codswallop.

The death penalty is not a deterrent. Never was intended to be. It is the ultimate penalty for the most heinous of crimes. Those crimes that demonstrate a callous and wanton disregard for the life of another. Those crimes that, by their very nature, prove that the individual committing them can no longer be trusted to function as a normal human.

No normal human could ever conceive of the righteousness of sexually assaulting, raping, and beating a 7 year old child. NORMAL humans would give their own life to protect a 7 year old child from such harm, if need be. NORMAL humans love children, guard children, and contribute to their well-being as the child grows (while, of course, secretly wishing they'd stay a child just a little bit longer.)

Whomever did this is not a normal human. And he (or she) deserves to die.

1 comment:

Mule Breath said...

The unfortunate truth in these cases is that the perp goes unapprehended far more often than they get caught. If caught the immediate public reaction is to seek the death penalty, which as you say is not a deterrent.

The most satisfactory penalty is life in maximum security without parole. Cons tend to not treat child molesters too kindly.