Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Crime and punishment

As the father of two daughters I find myself poring over the horrific details regarding the kidnapping/raping/brainwashing of Jaycee Dugard and her two girls. I look at twice-convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido and doubt a more inhumane being walks the face of the planet.

Some very unpleasant things await Mr. Garrido.

Granted the move to San Quentin or Folsom or Corcoran will be an upgrade in comparison to living in Antioch, CA, but Garrido will be the subject of intense scrutiny by other inmates. They will hunt him down. They will make him a prison bitch. They will force him to commit humiliating, unspeakable acts.

Seen in that light, one could argue that life in prison will result in cruel and unusual punishment. And that the death penalty for Mr. Garrido is actually the more compassionate route to justice.

To that end, and as a concerned humanitarian, I've already dashed off an e-mail to Governor Schwarznegger volunteering to administer the lethal injection.

1 comment:

Ellen November said...

This story seriously creeped me out. Hard to comprehend that level of twisted sick mind.