Re: Reilly's Rant

den Otter (
Tue, 10 Mar 1998 21:10:18 +0100

John K Clark <> wrote:

> By the way, I have no problem with capital punishment (if it is painless) but
> I do think it's a shame to fry perfectly good organs with electricity or
> poison them with cyanide. Waste not want not.

Just out of curiosity: why do you object to painful capital punishment?
Wouldn't it be more logical (and fair) to match the punisment to the crime?
I don't see why a guy who raped tortured and killed several people
should get the same "easy way out" (by lethal injection for example) as
a guy who killed someone painlessly.

By the way, what would the rationale be against corporal punishment for
violent but non-lethal crimes?