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Penalty for the Colorado shooter

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Among the reasons for the death penalty is retribution -- for some crimes any lesser penalty is insufficient.

Carli Richards, a survivor of the Aurora theater shooting, thinks lethal injection is insufficient for that crime, reports Jill Reilly in the Daily Mail.

A 22-year-old woman who suffered dozens of shotgun wounds when Batman shooter James Holmes opened fire in a cinema has posted a shocking photo of her injuries.

Carli Richards, was shot on her right arm, both of her legs, chest, back and rear by James Holmes, 24, during his shooting rampage at a midnight screening of the Dark Knight Rises.

Today she called for the death penalty for Holmes, saying 'I think death by firing squad would be totally justified ... Just injecting him is painless.'

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Sadly, she's partly right. Partly. She's wrong to this extent: there's no way that execution by firing squad would repay Holmes anywhere near the full measure of agony he inflicted on those he sought to banish from the Earth.

In this country we don't have any kind of death penalty that fully matches the crimes for which the penalty is imposed. In all seriousness, I think that's a shame. Every murderer should be made to suffer as much as his victims did, however long that takes.

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