I don't feel that I am in a position to decide what he does or doesn't deserve. Life in prison yes, death maybe, death by torture... I don't think so. Because he gave up his humanity does that mean that we should give up ours in response? Seems ironic that he can cast aside his humanity and take ours with it in the process. Not only does he have the power to torture and kill children we have now given him the authority to nullify society's ethics, principles and morality.
The state of Idaho had almost three decades of criminal sexual conduct recorded for Duncan, yet he was granted a low bail and freed to continue his murderous conduct. The judge who granted him bail and the businessman who paid it need to serve part of his sentence. In fact, I propose that this become the law. When a violent felon is freed from jail and commits another crime, the person who freed him, whether a judge, a parole board or simply a third party who paid his bail, should be charged with aiding and abetting. They can still grant bail or parole, but they will be responsible for the consequences.Duncan has a long history as a violent sexual predator, and was clinically diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder in 1980, while in prison for raping a younger boy at gunpoint.
In 2004, Duncan was charged with groping the genitals of a six-year-old boy. He was arrested in April 2005 in Minnesota. The judge granted bail at $15,000. A businessman in Fargo, Joe Crary, gave Duncan money for bail. When freed, Duncan jumped bail.
Death is the easy way out for this piece of shit.
As for the second half of you post, you seem to be arguing that mercy should be made illegal. If someone has mercy upon another and the person receiving mercy commits another crime you would punish the merciful as well as the criminal. That is a very cold society you are proposing.
I'd put a bullet in this guy's head in a heartbeat, and wouldn't miss any sleep.
I used to be against the death penalty, but I've seen far too much nasty shit happening this year, the French students being tortured to death in London, that sicko Austrian guy raping and imprisoning his daughter and having kids by her, and on and on.
There was an op ed in the UK Times the other day debating the mad or bad thing. The author was basically saying the perpetrators of such crimes can be mad, or bad, but not both.
Bullshit. They are both mad and bad, in my view. People who commit these crimes are clearly both mad and bad. This Duncan individual is one such person.
Some crimes are so vile that the DP is the only acceptable sentencing option.
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