Thursday, June 26, 2008

Remember this when he becomes McCain's VP choice.

From (of all places)

Today, Gov. Jindal signed the "Sex Offender Chemical Castration Bill"...

SB 144 by Senators Nick Gautreaux, Amedee, Dorsey, Duplessis and Mount provides that on a first conviction of aggravated rape, forcible rape, second degree sexual battery, aggravated incest, molestation of a juvenile when the victim is under the age of 13, or an aggravated crime against nature, the court may sentence the offender to undergo chemical castration. On a second conviction of the above listed crimes, the court is required to sentence the offender to undergo chemical castration.

As far as I know, this is not a joke.

No one deserves chemical castration. No one.


Strayer said...

No one deserves to be raped or molested. These acts destroy lives.

Dennis said...

No, no one deserves to have their life destroyed.

So why would it be OK for the state to do it in response?

pastormike said...

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Strayer said...

Do you believe there should be no consequences for action then? A person rapes two or three people, and their life gets to go on as normal? How then can it be stopped, the child molestation that is epidemic, the rapes, and the lives destroyed. Mine was one. Decades lost. Would I have like to have seen the perp "neutered"? Absolutely. You don't want to destroy his life. Do you care nothing about the lives these people take away? Neutering that person would make certain he would harm no others and give satisfaction to his victims and relief also. You say the state should not do it. Then who?

Dennis said...

Do you believe there should be no consequences for action then?

I like how you suggest that the only two possible courses of action are chemical castration or nothing. There's a lot of room in there for something else.

Fear of punishment does not stop crime. Neither does revenge heal wounds.

Why don't we address why such horrible things happen in the first place?

How about restorative justice?

Punitive justice - like chemical castration - is simply 'eye for an eye'. It leads to things like the current disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Roxy said...

... While we're at it let's cut off the hands of repeat thieves! Take our justice system back to the stone age.

pastormike said...

McCain keeps changing his Position. Lets hope the GOP trades him for Huckabee at the last minute. Then we might actually have a chance.

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