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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Jurors' verdict a triumph of reason over emotion - Yahoo! News

Jurors' verdict a triumph of reason over emotion - Yahoo! News

WOW. This editorial from US Today describes my reaction to the Moussaoui verdict EXACTLY. While I am a supporter of the death penalty in SOME cases, it was too good of an option for him. He came to this country to DIE, so why should we allow him a death similar to the one he wanted? Let's face it: All he wanted was publicity. A public execution would have given him exactly that. Now he can rot for 40 or 50 years in solitary confinement - and die anonymously.

I don't think that there is any contradiction with regards to the jury finding him eligible for the death penalty and then turning around and not giving it to him. I think they wanted more - and I believe that their decision was made on the basis of what's described in the article and what I mentioned above.

Good riddance.

Lindsey
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Just a simple side commentary. I can understand the reasonnig of the relatives of the 9/11 victims wanting the death penalty - and I believe that their point of view needs to be respected.

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