Today we learn that yet more little kids are slaughtered (Tribune registration required). There seems to be an assault against our kids everywhere. I don't care if you were abused every day by your parents or whatever the hell is wrong with you. There is absolutely no excuse to abuse any kids anywhere for anything. They are kids. These. Are. Children.
I say a guilty verdict immediately requires a lifetime sentence at hard labor. I avoid the death penalty more and more because our justice system is a mess and some jurisdictions are very corrupt. Life at hard labor is a better punishment anyway.
The most unbelievable aspect of the homicide bombers in Israel is that those thugs that run Hamas, Islamic Jihad and all the rest are actually training children to do their dirty work for them. Can you imagine anything more revolting? In one instance the child was partially retarded!!! I give $$ to a local charity that helps retarded children have a little fun once in a while. I simply am aghast that people can sleep at night knowing that they are corrupting a retarded kid.
Forgive the rant, but more people have to get much more upset at the perpetrators of these crimes and insist that our legislators pass more stringent laws against child abusers. No second chances, no probation.