posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 10:29 AM
I'm really not sure what the fuss is.
Where was this thread two years ago when he got busted, and everyone involved in the case knew he was facing the death penalty?
The guy smuggled in 4kgs of a deadly drug, end of story. He took the risk, and got caught, and had two years to get his defence together. He
Why? Because there doesn't appear to be any - I mean any - evidence whatsoever to suggest he was mentally ill. If there was, it would have been
presented, and would have been widely circulated in the press. We would be seeing the evidence now.
Where is it?
The guy was a drug smuggler. A big drug smuggler. Four kilograms is not to be taken lightly.
People get executed in scores of countries for much less, and they get executed in scores of countries for smuggling in large amounts of drugs. You
want to deal in that #, and go for profits at the expense of potential deaths of others, be prepared to face the music.
I am not neccessarily pro-execution, but I do know how to respect the law and culture of any country, especially when the truth is the harsh penalties
actually serve as a solid deterrent to save lives, and clean up society.
All you bleeding hearts...ok...so, let's say a Brit goes to the US and takes out a gun and shoots dead 10 random people. He then faces the death
Oh...but boooh bleedin' hoo...they don't have the death penalty in the UK for mass murder! So let's all cry foul and bash the US for killing a
potentially mentally ill mass-murderer! Makes sense, right??
In the OP's case, the drug smuggler, the family, the UK government, the UK medical authorities - the family, the public, and everyone on this thread
- had two years to plead their case. The Chinese listened for two years, yet still no clear-cut evidence of his apparent last-minute plea, is
As I said, I am not saying the death penalty is right in all cases, but...in the eyes of the law he was a heavy, big-time drug peddler who got caught
with 4kgs, and had 2 years to prove his supposed 'innocence'. No doubt a huge percentage of criminals plea innocent time and time again, coming up
with anything and everything to weasel out of their crime.
Spare a thought for the possible lives of dozens, if not hundreds, of people - and the well-being of their families - that have been spared because
this criminal's wares didn't hit the streets.