You Know, Sometimes Mercy Can Be Wasted?

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10/08/2014 by syrbal-labrys


1sugar shitThere will be a hanging in Afghanistan today.  Generally, I worry about the death sentence being used on the wrong people.  I don’t believe it is much of a deterrent, to be honest.  I do consider it occasionally necessary to reduce the risk to the general population.  In so-called “civilized” nations, life in prison might serve that same purpose, if imperfectly.

But in Afghanistan?  No, sorry.  Gang rapists can be hanged without me getting hung up on it.  I contribute monthly to Amnesty International; but in this case, I do stringently disagree that a rapid trial with a politician making end-zone political hay on it is necessarily a fixed trial.

I have an increasingly hard time figuring out why there is so much commitment to the rights of rapists over the horrors of what happened to the female victims.

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