"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

Friday, April 21, 2017

Rendering Offenders Harmless, Part 46

Another heart-warming story in our continuing series illustrating how our justice system is able to render violent offenders harmless, so that we no longer need to have recourse to the death penalty in appropriate cases:

A Virginia man, serving time for shooting a state trooper, receives an additional forty years in prison for stabbing a fellow inmate to death at Mount Olive Correctional Complex.
Steven Branscome, 41, previously entered a guilty plea to second degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Russell Leon Hager. His body was found on March 19, 2016 in the prison's weight yard with multiple stab wounds to the head and neck. Fayette County Prosecutor Larry E. Harrah says Branscome used a manufactured weapon, commonly called a shank, to kill Hager. 
Why, one would think that some people believe that inmates and prison staff should bear the cost of the virtue-signalling that defines the anti-capital punishment crowd.

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