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#278906 - 03/10/09 02:09 PM Rapist begging for death penalty gets 20 years
ComicBookGuy Offline
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Daily Mail UK view

Someone else can post in with a link to any American media perspective, it's the first one I saw.

Thoughts?



Edited by ComicBookGuy (03/10/09 02:09 PM)
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#279077 - 03/11/09 04:33 PM Re: Rapist begging for death penalty gets 20 years [Re: ComicBookGuy]
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It's ironic to say the least. He raped two women, but he doesn't want to be raped himself. A part of me just shouts karma and wants to go on with my day. That's the rational part of me. The empathic part of me wonders just what he went through most of his life being that small. To ask for the death penalty suggests he's already been raped before and probably repeated the things done to him on the women he raped.

I don't support the death penalty though. I think it'd be wiser to place him in protective custody so he won't get preyed on and give him whatever help he asks for while he's locked up. Given how adamant he is about wanting to be killed, he may do something to piss off another inmate so they'll kill him or try to kill himself.

I don't know if he can be helped, but it's beyond cruel to put someone his size in the general population. You don't punish crime by inflicting the same supposedly bad act on others.

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#279079 - 03/11/09 04:49 PM Re: Rapist begging for death penalty gets 20 years [Re: jacobtk]
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#279104 - 03/11/09 07:47 PM Re: Rapist begging for death penalty gets 20 years [Re: joelRT]
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I have the same feeling about him as for my perp - you pass it on, you pay the price.

Now this rapist is in an environment where what he clearly fears the most, is guaranteed to happen. There just aren't any winners at all.

I would have more empathy had he not presented his CSA as an excuse either for the rapes or for trying to get the state to kill him rather than bumping himself off. That's just stoking the fires of stereotyping and preventing non-offending survivors seeking help, depending on where they are.

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#284978 - 04/22/09 10:45 PM Re: Rapist begging for death penalty gets 20 years [Re: ComicBookGuy]
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looks like he wont last long


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