...of their own, preferably. Not someone else's, thank-you.
---The culprit often remembers, or claims to remember, very little of the fatal moment.---
They're often drunk.
An oddly fascinating article. Interesting observations.
They had received no guidance from religion, naturally enough, since God is dead for them, and never has been very much alive. As for social convention, it has not so much been destroyed as turned inside out. The poor who once prided themselves on such things as respectability, cleanliness, honesty, orderliness and thrift, often in the most difficult circumstances, now pride themselves on their bohemianism. Disorder and chaos are a metonym for freedom and authenticity. But they are bohemians without being artistic, and the result is a squalor scarcely credible in times of supposed prosperity.
More upbeat stuff from Dr. Dalrymple, author of Life At The Bottom--The Worldview That Makes The Underclass. I do enjoy reading him. I think he is employed by the British National Health Service(?).
I would suspend the death penalty in this country ONLY because it is so darn expensing (in the many millions) to get someone executed.
I would be for life, no parole, no special medical access, little reading, no TV, no Internet, no fun till they die on their own.
If they get a cancer, some pain medication and that is it.
Bad heart? Get them some cheap medicine till they die.
Give them little quality of life and maintain them cheap as possible.
Send the billions a year back to the states for better uses IMO.
I can't see well over ten million dollars in court challenges before they kill someone.
What a waste of money.