(31-01-2013 05:29 PM)Mr Woof Wrote: I think that the human rights activists, as they relate to murder/rape, sometimes tend to ignore the victims too much when it comes to sentencing.
I would not protest over the executions of those bus rapists and murderers,given the nature of the crime, which was particularly horrendous.
However, not all rapes and murders are identical. For example, to use an extreme case, if a child was raped and tortured for years by the father, while locked underground, escapes, and murders the violator, would you execute that person.
I know this is an extreme example but the justice systems have to do a lot of nuancing.
There is a very fine line between perceived justice and opting for a quick solution. There have been some cases of those executed being found innocent many years later, also.
The father forfeits his right to life the moment he decide to rape someone, anyone could decide to kill the father in this case and I certainly wouldn't mind. As I said before, execution is different from murder.
I would heavily encourage putting the child in the care of psychologist though. One does not suffer years of torture without trauma.