Thursday, September 27, 2007

Why Louisiana is right...

Louisiana's law allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty for child rapists is facing a possible Supreme Court challenge.

Hopefully, the justices will note this Nevada incident when they deliberate the case. These are folks who really cannot be rehabilitated. You either lock `em up for life (which is expensive) or you can make sure they will never hurt a child again (there is no recidivism after capital punishment is imposed on an offender).

1 comment:

SJ Reidhead said...

As you know I've agonized over this one. I do not like execution for anything but treason. These people cannot change, but there needs to be a way they can serve their sentence and be put somewhere to a point where they can never harm another child. I think it might cost less in the long run.

Of course if they are put in the general population of a very nasty prison system and put a "P" on their back, the inmates, many of whom were victimized as children, will take care of the problem at no extra cost. It is a cynical way to handle the problem, but let nature take care of things via the law of the jungle. In may ways it is a poetic way to end it all.

SJ Reidhead
The Pink Flamingo