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A shot to the heart - 38

In Yemeni, 3 men who were convicted of raping and killing a 10 year old were shot in the heart 5 times and then suspended from a crane in the public square[1].

I have mixed feelings about the death penalty. I don't necessarily dislike it on the principle of the state's monopoly of violence, which is to say I think that certain crimes or actions can be punishable by it if we could arrive at an ineffable conviction. In most cases this doesn't happen. Political motivations and individual biases skew arrests and convictions. Over 100 people have been exonerated from death row since the 1970s[2], people found guilty, sentenced to death, and then found innocent. So clearly the penal system needs some work still.

But assuming this was one of those irrefutable circumstances? I'm not conflicted about it.

1: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1001264/yemen-news-execution-paedophiles-shot-hung-crane-killed-boy-ten-pictures
2: http://www.ncadp.org/pages/innocence


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