I’m 100% for capital punishment if we know they’re guilty. In fact, I vote for gas chambers right in the courtroom. Why even have some trials?
For instance, John Wayne Gacy. Over a dozen bodies were found in his basement! 100% proof there. Shoot him right there! Save taxpayer money on court fees and his room & board in prison. Gacy was sentenced to death row for 26 years…26 YEARS!! That’s like a few million dollars. And he was free to paint and sell it!! He was finally killed in 1994. Why 26 years?? Why?? Wasted money! He was an old man. Who cares if they’re killed after 80?? Now to a 25 year old it’s a big threat. So, to all of you future killers of the world, wait until you’re 65+ to start killing. Then when you’re killed at 85, after 20 years on death row, you can say, “Hahaha, thank you justice system, I lived ten times better in here than if I had been free on social security!! Plus, I received free entertainment, art supplies and a college degree!!”
Next, what’s up with the differences in sentences? Drastic differences. As much as I hate Peterson, he only killed one woman and her child. He was sentenced to death soon. It’s fitting but why do people, who killed ten people, get out in 10-15 years? Robbers get 20 years! Charles Manson got life in prison due to state laws. Gacy got death but 26 years later! He killed probably a few hundred (only charged with around 30) and got the same sentence as Peterson albeit 26 years later! What the heck is up with that? There should be a strict handbook on sentencing.
Here are some of my ideas:
If you kill one person, 25 years in prison. If you get out and do a crime again, death!
If you kill two people, death.
If you abused one person for a short time, 50 years in prison. If you get out and do a crime again, death!
If you tortured or abused one person for years, life in prison.
If you do a crime in prison, death!
If you tortured or abused two people for years, death.
Child molesters, who did it to one kid, automatic castration AND 25 years in prison.
Child molesters, who did it to two kids, automatic castration without anesthetics, released to prison population for “prisoners’ use” for a year AND then death. I bet I’d cut the crime rate!
Now robbery, depends on the scenario, previous record, and if anyone was hurt. If no one was hurt, 5-10 years, probation if petty and first time.
Next up is terminology. What the heck is “manslaughter” and why isn’t it the highest offense?? No, first degree murder’s the worst. It sounds like a burn; a first degree burn is nothing! “Manslaughter” sounds gruesome and gory, like a butcher!
Finally, this is to the religious types against capital punishment, those who think every sin is forgivable. Capital punishment is for the living, our world, not the afterlife. The killers need to be punished and taken out of society to protect US! Keep them in prison you say? Why should we pay to keep them living with free room & board? Maybe if every prison reinstated the chain gangs, I’d be all for it! And isn’t it a sin to let homeless starve while prisoners get the free room, food, etc? Plus, this deters other criminals. 10-20 deaths on death row per year won’t cut it. Now up it to 1000 per year and let’s see if crime drops!
I leave you with this. It sums up my opinion. I thought about this ever since I read it in an issue of Spawn, a comic book. This ice cream truck driver, Billy Kincaid, would sell to kids and he’d kidnap, rape, torture and kill them. He killed dozens and Spawn heard about it. He tracked Billy and when he got him, he tortured and killed him. Spawn left a note on his chest. It read: Boys screamed…And girls screamed…So I made him scream…and scream…and scream