Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Suffering Child Rapists to Live

The Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty is excessive punishment for the crime of child rape, overturning the state law in Louisiana and several other states.

I have not read the decision but it sounds good enough. Why fix what isn't broken? I understand there are certain strong traditions in place touching on the fate of child rapists in prison. Should a guard carelessly make it known to the wider inmate community that the new convict is a child rapist, and should that guard carelessly turn his back a few times, what happens will happen. And as regrettable as all this carelessness may be, it's probably best dealt with inside the prison system -- shuffle the offending guard to another prison down the road where he can make a fresh start in his important work.

Forgiveness is key.


The Ranting Student said...

Wow. Imagane, all those Catholic Priests who'll have to endure being a "normal" person in jail... holier than thou, ha ha, not when thou droppeth the soap...

nice blog, by the way.

Dale said...

Thanks for stopping by, RS.