Now, I absolutely despise child molestors to the core. They are the lowest form of criminal, next to a murderer of a child. I have no problem locking them up in solitary confinement and throwing away the key. But Ms Saunders points out one very good solid reason as to why, the death penalty in this case would not be the wisest thing to do and would not protect our children any more than life in prison would.
Michael Rushford of the pro-death penalty Criminal Justice Legal Foundation in Sacramento, Calif., captured my thoughts exactly when he said: "It's like this. If you get a death sentence for raping a little girl, and you get a death sentence for a raping a little girl and killing a little girl, and the only witness to the crime is the little girl, why not kill them all?"
Many that read PYY know that I am no big fan of the death penalty and I have stated why that is, on a couple of occasions. But if you are going to have a death penalty, it must be used wisely. And in my estimation, these states have not used good sense, in this case.