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Imagine the worst psychopath in death row saying

´I didn´t destroy millions of human lives for a bunch of proven lies so,
if the 43s go free, why shouldn´t I?´  

It´s the biggest contradiction that ´justice´ cannot answer, nor ignore and a good reason to start by abolishing the death penalty.

War criminals should be dispossessed and prosecuted, starting at the top!  Those crimes should be the standard for life imprisonment, performing actual labor to pay their keep.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Feb 1st, 2009 at 05:23:47 PM EST
I believe that there's a convention against the use of prison labour. And anyway, what would those gits produce that has any real value? It's not like most of them ever had an honest job anyway.

Also, I'm not sure all war crimes deserve lifetime imprisonment. Failing to wear a uniform is, technically speaking, a war crime (for a variety of generally excellent reasons). But surely that can be handled with a fine or a more limited prison term?

Confiscating their personal wealth, OTOH, is a program I can get entirely behind.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Feb 1st, 2009 at 06:55:59 PM EST
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