What's mine is yours...
As is evident from my last post, I have little tolerance for thievery, and believe that thieves should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
However, after reading the emerging details of the sextuple murder in Florida, it is now painfully obvious that this philosophy can be taken to dangerous levels of extremity.
A 27-year-old ex-convict hired three teenagers to beat to death SIX people connected with a 22-year-old woman who allegedly STOLE HIS X-BOX.
Granted, I whined to my wife a few times until she finally caved and let me upgrade to a Nintendo Gamecube (which we paid $24 for after trading in my Gameboy Advance and some computer games.) But, were it to be whisked away tonight while I am at work, and the thieves caught, I would simply wish upon them a year in jail or probation, and want my Gamecube back.
Where in this man's development did his brain decide that killing six people was a just consequence for the theft of a toy? But wait, there's MORE! If you murder now, we'll throw in some stolen CLOTHES at no extra charge!
And what did these three 18-year-old (legally adult) geniuses think would be THEIR benefit from all this? Free X-Box gameplay? A shirt a piece?
All four of these animals deserve to be put TO DEATH, and none to soon. They can no longer be classified as human.