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 Posted: Fri Oct 26th, 2007 09:33 pm
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In my checkered journalistic past, I covered several child molestation cases and never did I have any sympathy for the man (and it was ALWAYS a man) who did it. That said, I can't see executing someone for what surely is a heinous crime. Putting him away for the rest of his life, OK (and I don't mind paying for that Ole, so I'll pay for your share), but to inflict the ultimate punishment for this is a bit harsh. In the first place, I can't believe that too many people would seriously choose to become a molester. If it's true that the compulsion never leaves, doesn't that make it a sickness? Our society doesn't have to love someone who is sick, but I can't see that we have the right to kill him.

Oh, and just for the record, I support capital punishment for convicted killers, so I'm not anti-death penalty.


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