Over in MPSIMS, a thread discusses the capture of the alleged 9/11 mastermind.
There’s been some discussion over the appropriate punishment for this guy, once the intel people are done with him.
So if you were on the jury and had already convicted him of terrorism and related major charges, what sentence would you give him? Choose one of the following, say why if you want to.
- Death as prescribed by law (most likely lethal injection).
- Life without parole (he’s never getting out).
- Something less to be decided by the court.
(Please don’t turn this into a GD on capital punishment. It’s just a poll.)
My choice: Death. I believe in limited use of capital punishment for very few crimes, where the culprit is too dangerous or wicked to be allowed to live. My short list includes terrorist murder. So I support killing him, to make sure he won’t plan any more attacks.