Saturday, July 28, 2007

Why the case of Stephen Hospkins makes me think about the death penalty

From what I have heard of the torture and murder of Stephen Hopkins I can only describe the sentences handed out as inadequate. Just trying to put yourself into his situation is horrifying and your mind recoils and wants to hide the thoughts away.

Given the pure evil of his murder and the self awareness of those who carried it out I have to say they deserve to hang.

I'm generally against the death penalty for loads of practical reasons, except for Treason - where the anti-British New Labour party removed that sanction - but its seems to me that in this case its what Justice demands.

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