Interesting that this is such an emotive topic.
Personally my blood pressure is heightened at reading the vitriol of most posters.
I am a firm believer in capital punishment for most deaths including manslaughter, however, I really get annoyed when people called these murderers
They are just humans, and had problems. This guy had problems. First being that he was responsible for a child at far too young an age. He couldnt
handle that and found himself feeling anger and angst such that in his mind he carried out abuse, with the knowledge of his wife/partner that resulted
in the childs death. the injuries took a long while to result in death, because he wasnt trying to kill the child. He was doing something else. But he
wasnt sexually molesting the child or consiously torturing it, he was getting frustrated and irate. He didnt know his own strength and nor did he
understand the childs frailty. He must have found himself time and time again finding himself needing to punish his child and he probably verbally
justified it to his wife - see how he cries all the time, i have to punish him, its driving me mad.
Now, I dont have a problem with the death sentence for his crime, but he is not inherently evil. Many people feel such things, he just didnt have the
sense or self control to resist a very natural human responce. Cooped up in whatever social prison he found himself in he just took out his immediate
life angst on what was before him.
But my real point here is the myth the child killers are targetted in jail. Thats actually pretty frustrating. I think that you'll find that most
killers dont really care. Wakefield is full of child killers. Most people get on fairly well, even if they are all concerned for their life.
I think what you'll find is that he somehow rubbed people the wrong way. He was Asian I think, so that might have contributed. Or maybe he just stared
at someone the wrong way. Maybe the killers wanted the noteriety? either way, I think you'll find the child killer angle is just a convenient excuse
for cold blooded killers to use to justify doing what they felt like doing.
One of the reasons that child killers get picked on in jail is that they are generally by default the same people that would get picked on by strong
bullies outside in the real world regardless. They are generally weak, and they are generally killed by people that are orinarily aggressive and
Also, another reason they get targetted is the same reason that homosexuals get targetted. Violent thugs are Not that this guy was homosexual, but the
whole issue of sexuality is itself a factor in causing conflict.
To end. I mean, you say that he and people like him get what they deserve, and deserve pain and suffering is mindless. They are all humans, and they
make choices that are logical and reasonable, in some regards, to themselves. The sentence they recieve is justice. Your moral opinion counts for
nothing. If you feel strongly then you should change society. The only thing stopping us all from killing is a complicit agreement between ourselves
via the mechanics of society that we will take away liberty in some fashion from people that carry out these acts. Thats all there is. To deny
understanding of what they do is to deny the natural bounds of humanity. Cat and dogs will savage each other. They are animals. Humans are not as
Im not defending him, im just critical against
1) the ignorant malice against murderers - every murderer had a reason, shaped by their immediate mental environment, and many of them actually feel
justified in doing what they do.
2) the idea that other murderers are upstanding and will taget child killers as the scum they are.
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edit on 17-2-2013 by brookster18 because: more grammer etc