Monday, January 09, 2006
A Solid Case for Capital Punishment
Until this morning I was completely against capital punishment. The idea of the state executing a person was repellant to me, especially since the state tends to discriminate against non-whites, which calls into question the notion that justice is "blind." That was my thinking at 10 am, before I read about this heinous crime.
This story is not for the feint of heart, so if you get sick to your stomach easily, don't click on it. It took me an entire half-hour to read it, not including the ten minutes I ran to the bathroom to vomit. I'm still shaky. I don't know if I'll ever feel safe enough to update my queue.
Basically, two monsters working for the U.S. Postal service would, uh, they would...This is hard for me to say. I wish I had some puppets to act out what they did because words are painful. I will try. These monsters, they intercepted and stole Netflix DVDs from customers in Lyons, CO. Hundreds of DVDs.
I can only imagine their faces as they checked their accounts, telling them that "American Pie 4: Band Camp" had been shipped out weeks earlier. How do you go on living with that kind of hole in your life? A hole that can only be filled by "Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights"?
I am literally crying right now--COL, if you will. Now I'm weeping uncontrollably, WOLU.
I can't finish this post. I just hope that if anyone is still on the fence with this debate, that they understand that certain men are just evil and shouldn't be with us anymore, men like those who stole Netflix DVDs.