How can you read this and NOT support the death penalty?

@andy77e (5165)
United States
December 18, 2011 11:14pm CST
This is sick, people. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16236866 Ok, quick recap. Dude gets gloves, lighter fluid, a mask, a BBQ style lighter. He sits outside an elevator, and waits. A 73 year old lady get in the elevator. He douses this lady with lighter fluid (or some other flammable stuff), and set her on fire. It's on camera. The guy walks into a police station, and says he did it. Ok..... You explain to me how this guy should get to live off our tax payer money, rent free, free health care, free food, for the rest of his life, plus free education and in some cases job training..... HOW DO YOU JUSTIFY THAT...... You sick people. Spare this guy? Here, let me tell you the Andy method: Hold these two wires..... And I'll sleep like a baby knowing this scum bag will never hurt anyone ever again. What's your excuse?
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• Philippines
19 Dec 11
First, I never thought someone like you will still care for those innocent victims. :) That's good! Anyway, I've read the article on BBC site. It seems that guy who attacks the old woman is INSANE!~ I don't know why this kind of people are still living in this world and while those opposites, goes dying. :/ Maybe. I'll just pray for that old woman's spirit to be in peace now. So sad! Actually, I'm also mad at that guy!!! .
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
19 Dec 11
Why would you think we don't care about innocent victims? No, he is not insane. He was completely composed, and methodically thought out his crime before he did it. There was nothing insane about it.
@BLTLife (337)
• United States
19 Dec 11
Just because someone is composed and methodical doesn't mean they're not "insane" or have some other mental bug. Plus, one is obviously not in the right mind to do this in the 1st place. No rational person is going to burn some old lady alive for some thousands bucks. Then to ice it off turn himself in.
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@andy77e (5165)
• United States
20 Dec 11
Rational is relative. To this man, what he did was perfectly rational and justified. Sure, he may say he was out of his mind now... now that he's about to face the consequences of his actions. I deny the idea that everyone who does something wrong, must be insane, because it doesn't make sense to someone else. All the evils throughout history have been committed by people who we can't make sense of their actions. That doesn't mean they were insane. It means we can't relate to their line of thinking. But just because something doesn't make sense to you, doesn't mean everyone else is crazy. Are you married? Because if you are, you know that other people do things that don't make sense to you. That doesn't mean your spouse is nuts.
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
20 Dec 11
From what I read she let him live with her and do work for her and when she tossed him he felt she owed him $2,000 for the work he had done and that is why he did it... As nutty as the guy is I am sure that he has slipped through the system before. I would be willing to bet there was other things that happened that he got away with when he should of been locked up and if he had of this probably wouldn't have ever happened.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
20 Dec 11
We have churches and charities, more than enough to help people like this lady. I wager she just was trying to help him out. As nutty as the guy is I am sure that he has slipped through the system before. I would be willing to bet there was other things that happened that he got away with when he should of been locked up and if he had of this probably wouldn't have ever happened. Interestingly, I would agree with this. I read a book on the reformation of morals. William Wilberforce is well known for fighting the slave trade, but he also was part of the reformation of morals in England. At the time murder, rape and crime was rampant. The method to control this was to make the punishment ever more gory and painful. But this didn't work. Instead, by stepping up policing and exacting punishment on lesser crimes like petty theft and vandalism, the rates of murder and rape dropped dramatically. At the same time, they also pushed a moral agenda that crime is evil and wrong. As it turns out, every rapist and murderer, is a petty thief and vandal that never got caught. As I agree we should drastically increase the police effort, and focus on punishing lesser crimes, in order to prevent future worse crimes.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
19 Dec 11
andy77e ..I have to agree with you..this type of evil needs to be eliminated...no excuses, no bleeding heart attornies...
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
19 Dec 11
It makes me sick just listening to the excuses these people make for not doing justice to a murderer.