Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Reason to Bring back the Guillotine

If there was ever a reason to reinstate the death penalty in France, this case would surely be it. French Jew, Ilan Halimi, was tortured for 24 days and then murdered by a gang known as “The Barbarians.” The ringleader of this group, Youssouf Fofana, “is described as a "perverted megalomaniac" who instructed accomplices to target Jews for ransom kidnappings "because they are loaded with dough."

The gang leader, also known as "Ossama" and "Mohammed," admitted to the murder at first, but has changed his version of the events several times and also switched lawyers 30 times.

So come now France, surely you have one of these in storage?


Peter Stanton said...

Would you be more mad if this had happened in say... Norway? France at least has retained life imprisonment.

Roland Dodds said...

That’s true Peter. French prisons are no cakewalks as well, and if Norway’s are anything like Sweden’s, they are pretty cushy by American standards.

jams o donnell said...

Personally I prefer them to have long miserable lives, dying old and broken in a prison cell. Execution is too good for them!

Anonymous said...

An eye for an eye is an outdated concept.The only real way to deter inhuman behaviour is to make the punishment exceed the crime.If someone steals your car,cut their feet off and make them walk the rest of their lives.Barbaric?Absoloutly!People who act in ways such as this murderous scumbag do not respect any thing less.
David Snyder

Anonymous said...

In Finland the most you can get is 15 years, the prisons have the look at feel of college dormitories, and there is surprisingly a very low recidivism rate. In fact the country now only has one prison.

Rehabilitation does work.

Anonymous said...

Off With Their Heads!