kvining - 3/4/2005 5:43 PM
Like I say, I have mixed feelings on this............
Doesn't this man have a right to his revenge?
You left yourself wide open on this one.[:D]
The man has no rights of revenge unless the government sees fit to it to grant those rights. Even so, the man has no rights personally. The best he could hope for is to witness the government killing the bastards.
My statement above is that the survivors may gain some closure and be able to move on with their lives, if we kill the perpetrator(s) of such a crime.
Then again, they may not. It all depends on the individual.
Personally, I would get some satisfaction to see these individuals get the needle. I cannot precisely tell you why. I certainly don't think it's going to deter any such behavior in the future.
The problem with killing them, in general, is not with the case as you described. The issue is with cases with far less evidence. There should be a separate requirement for killing a convicted person. The evidence must be available that the person committed this crime, "beyond a shadow of a doubt." It needs to be a bit stronger than "beyond a reasonable doubt". If you cannot get to this level of conviction for a murderer, then, he should go to jail for life.