Aug 28 2009

A Walking Argument in Favor of Capital Punishment

Published by at 8:51 am under Current Events,Uncategorized

Hanging is too good for parasites who commit these kinds of crimes:

Philip Garrido, 58, a convicted rapist and the suspected father of her children, and his wife, Nancy, 55, are being held by police on suspicion of kidnapping to commit rape. Bail has been set at $1 million (£600,000).

Police said that Ms Dugard had spent the past 18 years as a virtual slave, sheltered from the outside world in a hidden compound behind a grey, one-storey house in the semi-rural town of Antioch. Police described the compound as a “backyard within a backyard”, accessible only through a series of outhouses and tarpaulins.

This is far from the first time we’ve heard of these kinds of horrific crimes carried out over years and even decades. There was the case of the Austrian “dungeon dad” Josef Fritzl. Every so often, a monster is revealed whose crimes are so atrocious and extensive that our system of justice simply cannot deliver a level of justice commensurate with their deeds.

When someone is proven guilty of such irredeemable evil and cannot possibly be trusted to live in society, what is the point of keeping them around in prison? For such cases, isn’t capital punishment appropriate?

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “A Walking Argument in Favor of Capital Punishment”

  1. robins111on 28 Aug 2009 at 9:46 am

    I’d be more than happy to pull the switch, or plug in the needle.

    There’s no pit in hell deep enough for this asshole

  2. Berton 28 Aug 2009 at 10:16 am

    I’m thinking slowly lowering the SOB into a running wood chipper would be about right.

  3. Patrick Rosson 29 Aug 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I have a rather different philosophy regarding capital punishment.

    To me, capital punishment is a combination protective/humane measure for dangerous offenders who cannot be rehabilitated, and thus can never be released into the public.

    It’s actually more costly to execute such individuals than to simply imprison them for life. But I would consider life imprisonment to be a fairly inhumane punishment. If there’s no chance they will ever be released, executing them is actually the merciful thing to do.

  4. Canada Speakson 29 Aug 2009 at 1:26 pm

    No, forget this. However outraged society is, capital punishment is wrong. I would only consider it if the person themselves, facing a lifetime of imprisonment and after many years of thought, agreed to the act.

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