Tuesday, April 21, 2009

District Attorney: Give Him Death

The District Attorney has announced that the prosecution will propose the death penalty for Richard Poplawski, the Jew- and Obama-hating gun nut from an complete clustermuck of a family (well, not complete but close to it, especially if you consider his friends part of the mix) who killed three police officers in Stanton Heights in early April.

The District Attorney's position is reasonable, although I disagree -- not because Mr. Poplawski deserves to live, not because of the cost (millions of dollars, plus extended anguish for survivors) of every death penalty prosecution, not because I care about his mother's feelings (or even his grandmother's feelings), but instead because humans are not capable of devising or implementing a death penalty system with adequate safeguards against condemning and killing the innocent.

1 comment:

Bram Reichbaum said...

I agree with DA Zappala in this case, though it's a pretty dark and morbid thing to find common ground on.