Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Re-opening old wounds

Did you hear that? It was the sound of the collective gasp, the instinctive reaction to pains new and old, at the announcement that
Paul Bernardo may have had another victim. Actually, there could be two victims, if you count Robert Baltovich. He has apparently spent 8 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit.

This strengthens my opposition to the death penalty. What if Baltovich had been executed for this crime? How do you make amends for that? How can you even make amends for the 8 years of incarceration he has faced?

Even in the case of Bernardo, I oppose the death penalty. Death is too good for him. I hope he lives a long, long time, festering in his own mental putrience.

Rest in peace, Tammy, Kristen, Lesley, and Elizabeth.

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