If Ms. Tucker had shown anywhere close to the remorse that she showed post-sentencing during her trial, or even seemed remotely appalled when talking to her friends afterwards (instead of bragging that she had multiple orgasms during the murders), she might have gotten that life sentence.
Hm. Still, she did show remorse after the sentence. And did so for many years. So, maybe she did earn the re-sentencing?
Personally? Bring back the more extreme punishments for crime.
Which ones, specifically? Whipping? Hand-cutting? Impalement? Skinning? Burning at the stake? How about the breaking wheel? Or crucifixion?
How far would you be willing to go?
As for criminals having human rights? Some of them do not deserve them. They certainly did not respect their victims' human rights so why should they be accorded them?
Because we would be hypocrites, otherwise? How can the state punish people for killing someone, if it conducts killings, too?
I find the States' adherence to death penalty surprising especially in the light that it is, in many respects, a very Christian nation. Meanwhile, death penalty is utterly anti-Christian...
I don't care if a death row inmate 'finds God' and 'repents'. There are consequences for every action.
But must the consequences be so severe?
Remember that, one day, you might end up in prison, too!
Not too mention I am not entirely convinced at these 'conversions' and 'repentance' claims. 1. Oh shit, I've been caught - claim I've found God now and might get off light! 2. You're in prison - aint that hard to live a 'virtuous' life when your ass is guarded 24/7 to make sure you don't do the shit you did before.
So, you don't believe that one can change in prison? Isn't it why the prisons actually exist - to change people for the better?