August 24, 2007

John Couey Sentenced to Die

Filed under: Capital Punishment,Democrats,Politics,Trials/Lawsuits — acepundit @ 3:40 pm

Whenever a high profile killer is sentenced to death I like to see how the folks at Democratic Underground handle it. While I don’t support capital punishment I will hardly feel sorry for the man who kidnapped, raped and killed a nine-year-old girl. Many Democrats feel the same way, but a great number are preparing for John Couey’s vigil. Call our system barbaric if you want to, but it gave him at least 24 chances; one for every burglary arrest on his record.

If any part of our criminal justice system needs an immediate overhaul it’s not the death penalty, it’s the lax treatment we afford to repeat offenders.



  1. Just read the comments at “…Underground”. Mixed, I thought. It was, after all, a discussion of the death penalty which I favor in certain cases and this is one. The happy, self assured little post about life in prison and rehab was the one that got me. No authority I admit but consensus seems to be that these types of sociopaths are NOT successful candidates for re-hab.(frankly I wonder if rehab works much at all). The world will be a better place without Couey.

    Comment by jeanie — August 25, 2007 @ 3:36 pm | Reply

  2. Where I grew up (Vietnam), he would not have lived to be tried.

    Comment by FeticheNouvelle — August 28, 2007 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

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