Sometimes I am just appalled by the things people say and how things are written especially when these people are educated professionals.
I took a Reading Comp. course at University. True Crime was the subject matter. (Much better than a standard Reading 101 class if you're looking for input on 101 classes)
The author, Anne Rule, wrote about Ted Bundy's victims (to paraphrase) It was a shame the pretty girls died.
Would it have been less than of a shame had the girl been ugly?
Now in regard to the Lion case this quote, "He did absolutely nothing to deserve what ended his life".
To the Martin case, alegations had been made that he deserved it because he was black, walking, etc., whatever.
Here is the question.
Who deserves to be murdered?
Who deserves to die a violent death?
Not, "well- if they hadn't have put themselves in that particular situation", nor, "if they had lived a clean, pure life"...
But rather- who deserves it?
What is the imaginary line in the sand of the deserving and the undeserving?
Answer by Anonymous at 4:24 PM on Jul. 16, 2013
Answer by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Jul. 16, 2013
Who deserves to be murdered? Neither Martin or Lion.
Who deserves to die a violent death? Neither men.
But rather - who deserves it? I would guess a person found guilty of a crime and receiving capital punishment from a jury of their peers. Every situation is different and to be able to say who deserves it would require independently reviewing each case.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:32 PM on Jul. 16, 2013
Answer by tnm786 at 4:28 PM on Jul. 16, 2013
No one deserves to be murdered, dying however I think is another question. Capital punishment is not murder to me, murder is the killing of an innocent life. Those who deserve capital punishment are those who do particularly heinous crimes and crimes against children IMO. Heinous crimes being serial killers, child rapists, even serial rapists. In order to put someone to death, I feel is all in the details of their crime, the severity of it.
Answer by marymargret at 6:12 PM on Jul. 16, 2013
Answer by older at 4:13 PM on Jul. 16, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 4:24 PM on Jul. 16, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 6:01 PM on Jul. 16, 2013
It would depend entirely on your opinion of a violent death. Many forms of the death penalty can seem violent. Electrocution for example, or gas chamber. Either way, their punishment (not necessarily form of punishment in the case of death penalty) is decided by a jury of their peers.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:50 PM on Jul. 16, 2013
Answer by jeanclaudia at 6:32 PM on Jul. 16, 2013