In my previous entry, I asked politicians to quit with their nonstop, sentiment-laden and gruesomely trite expressions of what they advertise (and advertise and advertise) as their personal feelings about the Newtown massacre. We don't need more politicians' feelings. We need to find out what happened and then act.
It's already clear that one action due is immediate reinstatement of the death penalty in Connecticut, undoing the repeal bill adopted earlier this year. I simply don't believe a sensate person could think that a prison sentence, no matter what its length, is proportionate to this degree of evil. And yes, thank you abolitionists, I realize the killer this time is dead. But the next one is still out there.
My view that immediate reinstatement is due is only reinforced by the headline I just read.
I was a federal prosecutor for a long time, and saw some really bad things. But I never saw anything like this: Children in Connecticut Rampage, all 6 and 7, shot repeatedly.
All twenty child corpses, six and seven years old. The Reuters story is here.