Monday, 3 March 2014

The Death Penalty.


                                                   

I am well aware that amongst my occasional readers there are some who are 100% against the death penalty. Normally speaking I am too, but in certain cases I feel obliged to make an exception

There are certain people whose acts are so evil that they are sentenced to their WHOLE LIFE in prison; they will NEVER be released.

These people can be counted on one hand (or maybe two), and I cannot see any reason whatsoever why judges shouldn't be offered the option of sentencing them to 'a painless lethal injection'.

It upsets me to think of all the people who will be involved with looking after this young woman (above), as she starts her WHOLE LIFE sentence. What on earth is the purpose of keeping her alive?

There are certain crimes, so unimaginable and unforgivable, for which the perpetrator should understand that they are obliged to surrender his (or her) right to life.  Personally I would include little Miss Star Face; she's done enough damage in her short life as it is!

N.B. I can't even bring myself to mention this nasty girl's name!



18 comments:

  1. She certainly looks mean... whoever she is !!

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  2. She was at the same secondary school as my boys ; a couple of years below my youngest. Glad she was behaving herself in those days! Evil or mentally ill?

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    1. From what I read; definitely EVIL.

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  3. I disagree with capital punishment not because I believe no one deserves to die or that only God can give final judgement but because the judicial system is flawed. We have seen countless miscarriages of justice, some of them regrettably due to the fabrication or selective presentation of evidence (meaning we cannot even trust the police or the CPS). One could argue that where evidence is overwhelming, the smoking gun, a confession, there could be no doubt and in those cases a death penalty would be appropriate but sadly I think this would be the thin edge of a very unpleasant wedge as overwhelming evidence would always be open to interpretation.

    Naturally, the ECtHR should wind their bloody necks in when it comes to whole life sentences.

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    1. This particular woman pleaded guilty, and revelled in the fact. I don't think anyone would miss her. With DNA testing, proof of guilt is more accurate than in the past; even so one would need to be 100% certain.

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  4. The ancient Norse had an interesting judicial system. In remote areas, assizes were held once a year with travelling judges, so if a murder was committed at the beginning of the year, the community had all that time to think about it.

    If someone was found guilty of murder, then the family of the deceased were given the right to exact whatever punishment they thought fit, including the killing of the murderer. If the family didn't want to punish the killer, then he (it usually was a 'he') was exiled for life.

    A good proportion of Vikings were exiled convicts, which explains their constant wandering, pillaging and the discovery of new places to set up a home from home.

    Greenland was a Viking colony, and it was named that to make it sound attractive to anyone who might want to join them to swell numbers and enlarge the gene-pool.

    Killing in cold blood is always deeply unattractive, whereas allowances for hot-blooded killings have always been made.

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    1. The family having say over sentencing, I think, exists also in the Muslim world. I wonder how often they go for the worst; not that often, I would imagine.

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  5. I am not sure I totally believe in pure evil
    Just damaged people
    Damaged and dangerous people should be kept safely away from others........

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    1. I'm with John. Evil would imply there's a devil involved or something. This is a damaged woman who once was born into this world. Humane safe keeping and all the support in the world for her victims. And possibly prevention for those who are at risk to derange.
      Els

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  6. I really think along the same lines as John, Cro. I must say that when I saw her on TV my first thought was like
    yours, but then I was so against the death penalty, so pleased when it was repealed. The countries where it is still in force are such repressive countries. It is a huge dilemma. But of her evil there is no shadow of doubt.

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    1. As I said above, I'm usually against it too. But every so often someone comes along who tips me over the edge again.

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  7. I do not believe in the death penalty for many reasons including the fact that justice is not handed out evenly. Good lawyers get the guilty free and bad lawyers can put the innocent on death's row. However, in the case of pure evil, I turn my back and and say nothing.

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  8. I don't believe in the death penalty in most cases, but I'm like you, there are some monsters out there who are deserving of death.

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  9. I know many refuse to accept it preferring to pretend it is not so, but there is evil in this world and it must be dealt with. Choices have consequences. Some simply have forfeited their right to live as their acts have proven they present a direct mortal threat to the rest of us. The Zarnaiev kid in Boston for example is one. How about a clue as to who this creep is for us not up to speed on the eurocrime scene?

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    1. Google " murder moreish " and you will find her.

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    2. Thanks Rachel. Oh yes she's a real piece of work.

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  10. Whoever she is she looks evil.

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