Friday, July 20, 2012

I have a question

Cornholio Ass-Nugget

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A gunman wearing a gas mask and black SWAT gear hurled a gas canister inside a crowded movie theater during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie Friday and then opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding nearly 60 others in an attack so bizarre that some moviegoers at first thought they were watching Hollywood special effects. More here:

Let's say someone had "opened fire" in a crowded theater back in the year 1865.  How long would it have taken to bring the ass-nugget to trial, convict and execute him?  

Let's take the assassination of President Lincoln as an  example, shall we?  That happened on April 14, 1865.  John Wilkes Booth was cornered in a barn but refused to come out ... so they set the barn on fire and then shot him anyway when an army soldier glimpsed his dumbass flailing about in the flaming barn. 

Yes, can you just see that today?  A cop/soldier setting a building on fire when a suspect refuses to surrender?  Oh my Lord the mainstream media would go totally apeshit and call for the cop's execution ... never mind the murdering criminal.

Anyway, they caught eight co-conspirators within a week or two.  They then had a trial within another couple of weeks or so. The trial lasted for about seven weeks, with 366 witnesses testifying (that's about 52 witnesses per week.)  They were all found guilty on June 30,1865   Four of them got the death penalty and were hanged on July 7, 1865 (about a week later.) More here:

So roughly 80 days between the catching and the hanging.  And why can't we do that today?  Oh, right, because we're so much SMARTER than they were way back then.

Do you recall the Fort Hood shooting in 2009?  Has that jackass been tried yet?  Why not?  If he's convicted and gets the death penalty, how long will he be on death row  before his execution?

Do you think the death penalty can effectively function as a deterrent when the criminal knows it won't happen for 20 years ... if ever?

Do you think the speed of retribution has an effect on the behavior of criminals?  I think it's a huge factor ... then again, I'm only of average intelligence.  I'm not a big genius like the people who have allowed our system of justice to deteriorate to the point where mass murderers aren't quickly and severely punished.

If you ask me, the proponents of our current system need to be held accountable.

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