Stanley Tookie Williams has been put to death despite many of his supporters who rallied to get him clemency because of his supposed redemption. I think it’s great if a person on death row can spend that time helping other people to not go down the same path that they did. Does that mean they should then get their sentence reduced to life not death. No. Their victims didn’t get a chance to “do some good” to save their life so why should the person responsible for taking their life get treated any better. And I think that in many instances for criminals that get the death penalty they should not be waiting 13 years taking up space in our all ready crowded jails. They should go straight to death row and be executed in a timely manner (less then a year). A lot of Americans seem to value the life of the criminal more then the life of the victim. And I have heard many that are against the death penalty argue that sometimes during the lethal injections they can not find the vein and have to continue sticking the prisoner with the needle and that is cruel and inhuman. Are you kidding me, lets forget the fact for a moment that the person getting the needle in their arm is a convicted cold blooded killer. Every time I go to the hospital to have blood work done I sit there for 5 minutes getting poked by the needle cause they can never find a vein. Even when they tried to put an IV in it took the nurse 11 tries before she was able to get it in. I guess it’s not inhuman and cruel if it happens to law abiding citizens that haven’t murder innocent people.
And for some reason there are a lot of non Christians that like to use the argument that Christians shouldn’t be for the death penalty cause God was against it. I guess they have never heard of The Wraith of God or Vengeful God. So for anyone that cares to know here are some snippets from The Bible that support death penalty.
Genesis 9:6: “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.”
Exodus 21:12 says, “He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.”
Revelation 13:10 says, “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”
If I screwed up the 3 verses listed above please let me know.