Sunday, July 23, 2006

Argument For Capital Punishment

In 1985 Marshall Vann Crenshaw Jr. murdered his baby daughter Dale-Lyn Crenshaw. He pleaded guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Upon his release from prison in 2002, Crenshaw relocated to his native North Carolina where today he stands accused of murdering 19 month year old Na'ziyah Lavon Miller, the daughter of his live in girlfriend.
I oppose the death penalty because I think when you have a convict in captivity and control his comings and goings and who he able to contact, it's unnecessary to kill him. Apparently when somebody murders their child because they're jealous of the attention their wife gives to their child it is unreasonable to expect that this person will never see the light of day again. In cases like this where another baby girl lies cold and dead and this asshole still breathes, my opposition to the death penalty seems like moral vanity.

1 comment:

CultMan said...

No, it's not moral vanity. That's "period". Or as Donna says, "full stop".