The Death Penalty
for being so slow
In the U.S. it takes 20-25 years to implement the death penalty. Upon being convicted and sentenced to death, there are years and years and years of appeals. This is just in case the accused was innocent. Why should it take 20-25 years to do all this? And if an occasional innocent person gets put to death, so what?
The 20-25 years cost the taxpayers about 1 million dollars to keep the sentenced-to- death scumbag alive. Meals, medical care, overhead, etc. for 20-25 years, at $40,000-$50,000 a year. A million dollars. Why? Can we taxpayers afford it? No.
The Chinese, upon finding someone guilty and sentenced to death, take him out back and put him in front of a firing squad. Then, afterwards, they send the bill for the bullets to the dead guy's family. Time frame from trial to execution? 30 days. Cost? $25 for 5 bullets.
Now that makes sense!
Taking 20-25 years and a million dollars to execute someone convicted and sentenced to death does NOT make sense. What makes sense in the U.S. is one trial, within one year, and one appeal. The appeal should take place in 30 days after the trial conviction. Then, if he loses the appeal, within 24 hours, execute the sucker. Total time frame: 1 year. Total taxpayer cost: $50,000.
Is this 1-year-1-appeal implementation of the death penalty cruel and unusual punishment? No. Is it efficient? Yes. Is it cost effective? Very.
Congratulations to all the U.S states who have the death penalty, this week, for your politically correct - and slow - death penalty execution, you earned the Stu Pitt award.