As I noted last week, the failure to impose the death penalty on violent and dangerous killers gives them the opportunity to do it again. Every now and again they do; indeed, there are more than 100 instances of killing by inmates previously convicted of murder (there may be many more than that; I lost track years ago). If abolitionists view these murders as even regrettable, much less as a serious moral problem, I have yet to hear about it.
Reader federalist alerts me to three more preventable murders that were committed recently in Florida. These were not because of a prior failure to impose capital punishment, but they stem from the same clueless Give Peace A Chance "thinking" that oozes from the abolitionist mind.
The story is that when twice-convicted felon Kelser Dufrene, an immigrant from Haiti, was released from his most recent prison sentence (his first arrest was at age 14), he was supposed to be deported. But it never happened because, even though ICE authorities had him in custody, they let him loose under an Obama administration edict that no one could be deported to Haiti in light of the damage and chaos in that country wrought by the earthquake two years ago. Instead, ICE released him to prey upon the legal residents of Miami, which he promptly did by killing three of them, including a 15 year-old girl.
The story is here, and the moral of the story is that as long as the criminal justice system allows gushing sentiment to replace hard thinking about what's going to happen next, this sort of travesty is certain to repeat itself.