criminals and capital punishment…..
Lee, I agree with your sentiments exactly.
Personally, I have always thought there should be 3 possible verdicts for crimes like murder, rape, child molestation, treason, etc.:
1. Not guilty- the guy walks. Fair enough.
2. Guilty- the guy gets to appeal, pretty much as things are today.
3. Guilty, caught red-handed- No doubt the perp did it. In this case, he gets one final meal, and gets to choose the method of his execution, either lethal injection or firing squad, to be carried out within 2 DAYS. I’m talking cases where the guy has confessed or where he has been caught undeniably 100%on tape or by dozens of witnesses and DNA evidence. Why waste taxpayer dollars with scumbags like that? I can understand giving a guy due process where there is some possible question of hs guilt, but 20 years on death row is absurd. If we know with certainty a convict did the crime, let’s get on with it. Five .30 rounds cost what, $1? Rant over.