Monday, April 28, 2014

Capital Punishment

Why is being strapped to a gurney and poisoned quickly considered “cruel and unusual punishment” by some, but a lifetime in prison is not?

And do these two deserve to live, anyway?
Jonathan and Sarah Adleta's children were doomed to a life of perverse cruelty before they were even born.

Jonathan Adleta, a former Marine officer, dreamed of the day he could have "daddy-daughter sex." After Sarah Adleta became pregnant with a daughter, he said he would marry her only if she agreed to let him carry out that desire. When the couple had a son, Sarah Adleta was expected to have sexual encounters with him.

In an Orlando federal courtroom this week, prosecutors and witnesses described, in disturbing and graphic detail, the heinous exploitation and abuse the couple's toddlers endured at the hands of their parents — even after they divorced.
Based on his age I doubt the man was a Marine officer, but that's besides the point.  Both he and his ex-wife deserve to die.  They're not going to be reformed in prison, so why should we pay for them there?

1 comment:

maxutils said...

We should pay for them to be there for two reasons: first, they might be innocent. We've had a ridiculous number of people convicted and sentenced to death who have had their sentences overturned. Second, the death penalty, as structured, is vastly less efficient than keeping them in prison until they die. From an efficiency standpoint ... the death penalty doesn't work. How many people have been executed in CA in the last ten years? I think there might have been one.