Originally Posted by mudbug
Weed, you are a kind and gentle man whom I admire for many things, but on this one and others like it I like to call a spade a spade. Pedophiles might eventually get their just desserts, but in the meantime someone's children are dead and/or mutilated and/or irrevocably harmed for the rest of their conscious life. I don't mind dealing with evil in the here and now.
I'm sorry. I wasn't clear. I am all for punishment of the person who did the dispicable things to that little girl. And if he/she is caught, and guilt is proven, then that individual needs to pay for the crime, in the extreme. And as for prisons, except that criminals are placed in locked cells, life aboard an aircraft carrier can be more demanding and less comfortable, with 12 hour workdays, seven days a week. Bunks consist of a steel slab with a 2 inch thick cotton matress on top of it, and cotton sheets with a scratchy wool blanket. And the bunks are stacked four high, with just enough room to roll over without touching the bunk above you with your shoulders.
I think prisons are way to concerned with the comfort of the prisoners. Anyone who does a crime desearving of prison should not get a comfortable place to live, with basketball courts, weight-lifting equipment, etc.
And if they are pedophiles, I think life in prison with hard-case men who hate pedophiles would be more punishment than death.
I son't know where I stand on the death penalty simply because innocent people have been put down only to have the real killer found after the execution.
I do believe in life after death and a judgement, but I also believe in the justice system, to a point. I believe that it is one of the greatest systems on the planet, in spite of its shortcommings.
And I too hope that if this man is the real pedophile, that he is punished with whatever maximum sentence is the hardest for him to bear.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North