Death Is Perfect, but the Penalty Is Not

Predictably, Fidel Castro (or whatever his name is*), the Cleveland neighborhood girl kidnapper/rapist/beater/torturer, has become a cause celebre for the death penalty. But the death penalty is fake justice. Since 1973, 134 people put on death row have been exonerated. Those are just the lucky ones. You have a great candidate for the penalty of death in Fidel Castro (or whatever his name is*), the Cleveland neighborhood girl kidnapper/rapist/beater/torturer, but it is an imperfect tool that falsely promises perfect results.

The likelihood that someone such as Fidel Castro (or whatever his name is*), the Cleveland neighborhood girl kidnapper/rapist/beater/torturer, will be given the death penalty is directly correlated to how likely we are to regret it if he were to somehow actually be innocent. In otherwords, the more of a throwaway (as opposed to important) that person seems to be, the more likely death will be comfortably handed down, as there are fewer second thoughts or shadows of a doubt.

* his name is Ariel Castro

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  1. Mr. Castro has to be removed from society for good and his guilt is 100% certain. Putting people in prison for life without parole is a kind of torture, putting him death in relatively painless way is much more humane.

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