Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I'm not a huge fan of capital punishment, but in this case it is about freaking time.
It is my fervent hope that he went directly to Hell.
I'm sure there was a candlelight vigil out in front of the correctional facility.
It's too bad he defaulted to lethal injection. My response to candlelight vigils is to dim my house lights to be sure there is enough juice to fry the bastards.
It lets you feel like you are doing your part to make the world a better place.
There's plenty of new worthless pieces of shit to take his place in that correctional institution. Hell, down here in Chapel Hill we still await the trial of some gang douschebags who committed a senseless killing with a very ugly signature shot.
The crime is that it took years to happen for Malvo.
In the abstract, I do not support capital punishment because I do not trust the state to always get it right. But I gotta say that this one feels pretty good.
The fear that this guy inspired in those of us living the metro DC area during the spree is still very memorable. We were afraid of filling gas tanks; going out to lunch, etc. Good riddance to him.
As someone who's worked in the criminal justice field for the past 36 years, the number of cases where I've had a "uh, maybe the dude IS innocent" is one. Just one, and while in that case he may NOT have actually pulled the trigger, he had someone else do it for him.
Anyways, my take on a capitol punishment case proofs might be to set a higher bar... call it beyond any doubt what so ever. Instead of just reasonable doubt.
Avenger ... my bad. Malvo was the accomplice who skated as a minor, right? I think you know what I meant.
And now I'm watching some retired Colonel who is defending Hassan talk about 'fair trial' ... who gives one about why this idiot just went on a killing spree? Put him down, he's unfit for society.
And instead put the 'leadership' who ignored all the telegraphing of his mental state and risk to those around him.