January 16, 2007 2:14am CST
I used to believe that Death Penalty is a just punishment for all heinous and grave crimes committed. I came from a country where crimes are commonplace people forget the crime almost as soon as it was reported. Until it happens to somebody important and famous, then, the crime becomes more heinous and people more unforgiving. And Death Penalty becomes the only punishment available. I have never been bothered by people pushing for death penalty. I feel deeply for the innocent victims and their family and have no sympathy whatsoever for those who committed the crime. I believe that whosoever committed such unmentionable crimes deserve to die. As they say "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth". I believe that the only way these people will learn their lesson is by giving them the death penalty. I abhor the actions of these criminals so much I don't understand why some people could spare pity and compassion for them. I still do. But I have changed my views on the Capital Punishment. Now, I don't believe that we should give the capital punishmnet. Quite recently, I've read a book about a life of a convicted doomed for the Death Penalty. However, it is not compassion for these beings that made me change my stand and views, but, it is the realization that not all convicted are guilty of the crime accused of them. The book is a work of fiction, but, it still clearly depicted the frustrations and anguish of an innocent person's life. It brought to mind the unjustices of life and the corrupt legal system that we have. Thus, it made me go back to basics. Leaving judgement to HIM. We don't want to send to death an innocent person, do we? A victim, as much as the victim themselves, of a sewn up evidences. A fall out guy for an organized crime. The handy gut for the crooked Judge. A victim of the legal system itself established to protect him. We live in an unjust world. Let's just leave the judgement to Him. For God is good and He is fair.