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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Court Strikes Down LA Law On Child Rape

We saw this one coming. We knew the court would not uphold this law. There was hope that, perhaps, the court would uphold the Tenth Amendment, but alas:

The Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law that allows the execution of people convicted of a raping a child.

In a 5-4 vote, the court says the law allowing the death penalty to be imposed in cases of child rape violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

"The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child,"
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion. His four liberal colleagues joined him, while the four more conservative justices dissented.

There has not been an execution in the United States for a crime that did not also involve the death of the victim in 44 years.

We can argue over this decision because Thomas and I have agreed the death penalty should be extended beyond simply murder; child molesters and rapists should be included in those put to death. For the most part, a pedophile is unable to be rehabilitated. The recidivism rate, unless closely monitored by mental health professionals and law enforcement, is high -- well within the ninetieth percentile.


Anyone who is victimized in such a fashion should have their perpetrator put down. Granted, unlike Boumediene which has clear-cut jurisprudence and precedent that can be argued, our opinion regarding this one is simply that the high court dislikes the death penalty for people they feel should not be held to account for their crimes.

The rape of a child, in our opinion, falls under the purview of the state to seek the death penalty. The person in question in this case would have been given the lethal injection cocktail -- a process that was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court back in April. We only wish the high court would make up its mind when it came to the death penalty. They seem to want it eradicated, yet they hand down contradictory decisions.

Marcie

1 Comments:

Anonymous USpace said...

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Child rapists don't deserve the mercy of Death Row and a state execution, they deserve Life in Prison without parole and special protections. This way the other inmates will have many chances to gang-rape the scum every day, and then torture the vermin to death when they are sick of him.
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At least the Supremes finally got one right with the DC Gun Ban issue. Hopefully, knowing that more homes may have guns, more raping and home-invading monkeys will cease in this behavior or be blown away as they well deserve. The world will be MUCH better with more of this scum dead.
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe feels
sorry for child rapists

when they are murdered
in cold blood by other thugs

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't KILL the raping monkeys

even if they prefer death
over life in prison

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
you may not defend yourself

guns are for criminals
just hope police show in time

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
prosecute citizens

when they kill home invaders
threatening their families

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe thinks
women shouldn’t carry guns

their attackers and rapists
don’t deserve their brains blown out

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Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
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Child Rapists Deserve Violent Death in Prison
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USpace

:)
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August 17, 2008 at 12:53 AM  

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