Two strikes and your out
September 17, 2009
Death Penalty for Child Molesters
There is no doubt that we live in a dangerous world and just trying to live an ordinary life is hard enough. Life is one of the things that can be planned for but to actually execute those plans successfully is very hard. Most of us are aware of the fact that there are criminal behaviors going on in all places at all times but are unaware of the kind of gruesome, stomach turning, violent crimes child molesters commit. The people of this country who hear and watch the news only know what is being told to them by the media and do not realize the extent of the kind of torture a child molester brings to an innocent life. The death penalty needs to be imposed on every child molesters who acts upon their sadistic thoughts. The death penalty should be imposed because most of them are repeated offenders, they commit heinous crimes and society detests them.
Just the thought of having a child being molested by someone is outraging enough. But to actually find out that the offender has actually committed the same crime before is unbelievable. There have been a lot of stories where a child molester has been incarcerated and released from prison before serving a full prison sentence. In Tulsa two Police officers found Marcus Berry a known child molester truck and inside was a partially clothed two-year-old girl. Berry had been convicted before for the molestation of another child and was released early. (The News on 6). Once a child molester has committed a crime once they should without a doubt be put to death because they will commit the crime again. Under the measure signed by Gov. Brad Henry, anyone convicted twice for rape, sodomy or lewd molestation involving children under 14 can face the death penalty. (CNN).
Any crime committed to a child by a child molester is heinous crime. Most repeated offenders increase their acts of violence to a child when repeated the crime. It increases dramatically from toughing a child to torture and ultimately killing them. John Evander Couey was sentenced Friday to death for abducting, raping and killing a 9-year-old Florida girl by burying her alive in 2005 (CNN).
Not only does society detest child molester but other criminals such as anyone in prison who did not commit a crime against a child hate molesters as well. When a child molester is convicted and sentenced to prison, they cannot be put into a general population prison they have to be kept in a separate facility because the prison inmates will kill them themselves when they find out what they have done. The prisoners will give the child molester their own version of justice, which will include cruel and unusual punishment and the death penalty.
When it comes to our rights as individuals we cherish those rights because those rights protect us. But when any person molests, tortures, sodomize, and kills an innocent child, those rights should automatically be denied and be put to death.
CNN (2009). Child Killer Sentenced to Death. Retrieved: September 17, 2009 from:
The News on 6 (2009). Convicted Child Molester Caught With Missing Toddler. Last Revised August 13, 2009. Retrieved: September 17, 2009 from http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=10922746