Skip to comments.Arizona executes killer who showed no remorse
Posted on 04/25/2012 1:37:04 PM PDT by South40
PHOENIX (Reuters) - A defiant killer who asked for no mercy, shunned a clemency hearing and railed against immigrants at his sentencing was put to death by lethal injection in Arizona on Wednesday for kidnapping and killing a Hispanic college student in 1992, officials said.
Thomas Kemp, 63, was pronounced dead at 10:08 a.m. local time at the state prison in Florence, about 60 miles southeast of Phoenix, a state official said. His last words were: "I regret nothing."
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Well... OK. Step to Hell, please.
Thomas Kemp, 63, was pronounced dead at 10:08 a.m.—His last words were: “I regret nothing.”
And then at 10:08 a.m. and 5 seconds his next words were, “Holy SH!T”.
I’ve never understood why remorse is supposed to make a difference. When seeking release from prison, okay. Because in the old days it was a “penitentiary,” and you’re supposed to be penitent, and nowadays it’s all about rehabilitation, and regret is part of rehab. But for crimes that justify the death penalty, there’s no penitence, nor is there rehab. Because dead men can’t regret.
If the argument is that the deciding factor between going to prison or going to the grave is whether they’re sorry, I’m sorry, but that’s sorry. That should never, ever decide the issue, to my mind. Base the punishment on the crime, not how they feel afterwards.
Why does it matter if he regrets it? Why should his “feelings” matter? Punish him for what he did, not how he feels. ....
Libtards, they have child-like minds; but they never grow up.
Good riddance to *this* punk.
Another piece of trash properly disposed of.
Sadly a lot of them are simply demons in human form.
I have seen this sort of rhetoric more than once right here on FR.
I am with you, this guy was convicted a long time ago; put in the express lane and empty out death row. Then start advertising vacancy and the express lane!
I guess the race of the victim was important now that the perp was white. Note how AP and Reuters leave that part out in the reverse. Agitation by design.
“I think it is because we are looking for evidence that they are still human in some way.”
Who says it’s “human” to feel regret? Plenty of humans do evil things all the time without showing remorse. What’s so great about being “human,” anyway? it’s better than being a dog, yes. But there are billions of humans, and presumably any number of them are evil. I want to be better than merely human. I want to be a good human.
Sheeeesh. Leave it to journalists to look for remorse.
Why is it necessary to mention the victim was Hispanic?
Hey, if he doesn’t have any regrets why should we
at putting him down. Some dogs NEED killing.
When I was ten, my father was getting in the farm jeep
and there was a dog in the back that wouldn’t move,
first he growled at my dad, then he bit him.
My father didn’t hesitate a second , he had a mattock
in his hand and he planted it right in the top of
that dogs head. I had to take him down to the low
grounds and dump him out but later my mom pitched
a fit so had to go back and cut off his head to take
That dog had it coming, he CROSSED THE LINE in the
social compact between dog and man, just like this
Was he white hispanic or some other kind?
19 years to execute this worthless pos?
Last week a murderer in Florida was executed after nearly 30 years.
Too damn long. Should take about 18 months including appeals.
three weeks is plenty of time. justice delayed is justice denied.
His last words were: “I regret nothing.”
Last words here.
His first words at his next location were “Oh crap, I really screwed up!”
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