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Thread #162079   Message #3855697
Posted By: Stu
18-May-17 - 09:51 AM
Thread Name: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
Subject: RE: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
"I'm sure any of he child victim's parents would have been quite happy to administer an injection."

Naturally they would (almost people would), but that would be revenge. We have a legal system to stop revenge being taken by individuals and let us as a society punish those who transgress our laws.

"Let's not shed any tears for the executioner."

Difficult to understand this comment, as it seems to indicate a complete lack of empathy and compassion. Executioners and their teams suffer; no human can go through the process of taking the life of another without leaving deep and lasting emotional scars.