"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Poster child

A guy abducts his own 18-year old daughter, imprisoning her in a basement cell, rapes her continually for 24-years, fathering seven children, one of whom he consigns to the basement furnace after the child dies. Three of the children are imprisoned in the windowless cell with their mother.

The monster will serve some time in jail, but since he's in his 70's, he will likely serve less than 10 years before dying peacefully in his cell, if he's not released on geriatric parole or the Austrian equivalent. Time perhaps to reconsider the option of executing such offenders?

1 comment:

Jorge Pessoa e Silva said...

I only have a big problem with execution, and that does not apply to this case: how many inocents were executed? I know that, probably, one in a thousand. Any case, I prefer live sentense than the risk of execute an inocent man. And that happened.
There is also a moral and human issue, but I lost all my hopes on the capacity of prisional system to rehabilitate criminals