I have said before:
While I'm not a big fan of capital punishment, there are those occasions where the evidence is so overwhelming and the crime(s) so heinous that I'd be more than happy to be the guy pressing the plunger, pulling the handle, or throwing the switch.I'm in general opposed to capital punishment because pretty much anything government does, it does poorly, but . . . (see above.)
Here's another example of where I'd be happy to be the guy carrying out the sentence:
'Psychopath' Sentenced to 120 Years in Horrific Child Porn CaseI'll spare you the details of his acts, but I want to comment on this (and sue me, AP, if you want. I claim "fair use.")
PHILADELPHIA — A seldom-employed psychopath was sentenced Wednesday to spend the rest of his life in prison for making a huge cache of child pornography that shows him sexually assaulting a dozen children, including infants at a girlfriend's in-home day care.
The FBI found John Jackey Worman with more than 1 million images and 11,000 videos of child pornography when they arrested him in suburban Philadelphia in 2007. Worman made girls in his care perform sex acts for school lunch money.
"I cannot know ... what was going through your head while you were molesting my daughter. Was it a big joke as I pulled away each day?" the mother of one of the abused infants asked Worman during testimony Wednesday. He stared blankly ahead.
Worman has told prison doctors he feels no remorse for sexually "anointing" his female victims.
"I am totally at peace with everything I have done," he said, according to U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel, who sentenced him to 120 years in prison.
Psychiatric tests conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons revealed only that he is a pedophile with an anti-social personality disorder.John Jackey Worman is the human equivalent of a rabid dog. "But he's SICK!" some may cry. Indeed he is. And it's an incurable disease.
Worman declined to make a statement Wednesday. His court-appointed lawyer argued against a life term, comparing it to "putting down" an animal.
"A sentence that basically says we're putting you down does not recognize whatever degree of humanity exists in Mr. Worman," lawyer Mark Cedrone said.
We put down rabid dogs. We should do the same to rabid humans.