Re: Cryo-suspension for death row

From: MMB Tirade (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 09:01:48 MDT

>From : Brian D Williams

> >Yes. But killing the killer will not bring that person back. It
> >will only result in another individual irretrievably lost.
> True, but it will effectively punish the murderer for the crime
> committed.

What would you say punishment is for? Your use of "punishment " gives the
impression of "retaliation".

I'd say the goal of punishment is to prevent the victim (or the society)
from suffering from the same crime again.
We punish a perpetrator for his crime in order to educate or change him and
finally to avoid repetition of the crime.

Killing a killer achieves the second without the first. Does this qualify as

MMB Tirade

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