“So, here’s a question: How many reminders do we need before we have a conversation about capital punishment in Canada? How many Magnottas’, in whatever form they take, will rape, defile and kill before we acknowledge that there is such a thing as pure evil.”

 

I am not Canadian so I do not know how much I can contribute to this conversation on that blog so I’m talking with myself about it here.

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I do believe in and support capital punishment. I do think that there are certain people (serial killers, serial rapists, child molesters, so on) that can not be ‘fixed’. They can not contribute to a society in any meaningful way. They are and always will be a threat to anyone around them. Much like rabid dogs (and I love dogs) they should be removed from society in a permanent way. The only way that protects all of society 100% is the death penalty.

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Ronald Turpin was a bad man. A thief, a crook, a liar and, for his final criminal act, a cop killer who shot and killed Frederick Nash, a Toronto police officer, during a routine traffic stop in Feb., 1962.

Arthur Lucas was a bad man, too, a murderer with the blood of an FBI witness and his girlfriend on his hands. The two men met in Toronto’s Don Jail where they were knotted together by history and the hangman’s noose as the last two people executed in Canada. Their sentences were carried out simultaneously on Dec. 11, 1962.

And that was it for capital punishment in this country; a messy, morally muddled business that, some would argue, debases a nation by turning the state into a killer and making all of us law-abiding folk complicit to murder. There were other more practical concerns in the case against capital punishment. A…

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