Reply to "Dad accused of forcing son into field, killing him"

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Originally posted by kresge:
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Originally posted by negrospiritual:
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Originally posted by ricardomath:
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Originally posted by negrospiritual:


i hope the dad is put to death.


Wouldn't that just be the same thing all over again?

sck

It would be, in effect, justifying what the father did.



How so?

The son was seen as committing a heinous crime and the father meted out execution as punishment.

The father has committed a heinous crime, and many are advocating that the state mete out execution as punishment.

As atrocious as acts such as these; e.g. the Shaniya Davis case given that if I were in the same room with the perpetrators, it would take a great deal of restraint to prevent me from eviscerating them; the death penalty affords for little more than emotional catharsis. It does nothing at all to prevent such events from happening again, which would be a productive outcome, IMHO.


That's not entirely true.

Habitual criminals generally continue to commit crimes anytime they are out of prison or 'back out on the street'. The penal system continues to let out thousands and thousands of repeat offenders (including murders and rapists and child molesters) after they've 'done their time'.

If their 'time' were ended by a lethal injection, they would not be going back out on the street to murder/rape/molest AGAIN. Thus, it could potentially reduce the number of victims ... 'cause if these perpetrators did not harm them, there's no guarantee - and little likelihood - that someone else might traumatize them in the exact same way.
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