One of the things that I miss about the United States, is that if you are convicted of murder, the sentence is usually life…
or death. St Maarten has one of the softest, most ridiculous rules, when it comes to punishing murderers.
Murder, is not manslaughter. Manslaughter could be accidental, etc. In St Maarten, if you serve just a few months, after taking someones life, people might feel the need to retaliate, because what the courts is saying, is that all this victim who was murdered was worth, was a few months in prison. If the prosecutors gave someone 20 years, instead of 9 months and an ankle bracelet, then maybe people wouldn’t feel the need to take the law into their own hands and exact revenge.
20 years is a lot of time for the killer to think, and it’s also a lot of time for the friends and family of the victim to cool off.
Someone takes your loved ones life,
and you bury them, and go through the horrible grieving process,
and a few months later, there’s the killer driving around, like nothing happened,
but you’re still emotionally raw and grieving.
People like to pretend that the electric chair is NOT a deterrent,
listen NOBODY in the USA EVER wants to be caught doing ANYTHING in the South, especially Texas…
In Texas, they don’t care…..
How would you like to go? Hanging, firing squad, lethal injection, electric chair?
I know that they’ve outlawed some of the above practices, but I can guarantee you, that the death penalty IS a deterrent.
Just my opinion, I am conservative in some of my opinions, liberal in most.
what is your thoughts on St Maarten implementing the death penalty?