The Case for Capital Punishment
A premeditated crime that results in somebody’s death is first degree murder. If you rob a bank (and how many bank robberies are spontaneous?) and a bank employee gets killed, you’ve committed first degree murder. For that matter, if your partner gets killed by the police during the robbery, you can be charged with murder one. That’s the theory anyway. I doubt if anyone’s ever been executed under those circumstances.
Or, let’s say you’re the owner of a large food processing plant. Three years ago you found out that some of your product was contaminated with salmonella, but you kept it a secret and kept on shipping it out. You don’t need some F$#%&!#$&%! nanny state meddling in the marketplace.
“Six hundred people poisoned, nine people killed? So what’s your point?”
As you’ve probably guessed, the above-mentioned serial killer is Stewart Parnell, owner of Peanut Corp. of America. Since 2006 he’s known that his products were contaminated with salmonella, but he kept ordering his employees to ship them out anyway. He sent e-mails to his employees, complaining that the tests discovering salmonella were “costing us huge $$$$$$.”
The serial killer refused to testify before Congress today. He kept telling the subcommittee: “Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, on advice of my counsel, I respectively decline to answer your questions based on the protections afforded me under the U.S. Constitution.”
And away he went.
The son of one of Parnell’s murder victims said: “Their behavior is criminal, in my opinion. I want to see jail time.”
Fuck jail. I want him to get jumped in a parking lot by several large thugs with baseball bats. Or maybe he could be “rendered” to one of those foreign prisons where we send swarthy people with Arabic names who haven’t yet “confessed” to their terrorist activities.
Whether Stewart Parnell ever gets prosecuted or not, somebody out there knows where he lives. Whoever you are — Do The Right Thing.
cross-posted at Bring It On!