Friday, January 8, 2010

6:32 p.m.

The state of Louisiana executed a man yesterday. While most of were preparing for the onset of the "Arctic blast", and settling in to watch the BCS Championship game, Gerald Bordelon was put to death at 6:32 p.m. I realize I'm way out of my depths discussing a case and an issue such as this, so I'll tread lightly. Bordelon's victim was his 12 year old step daughter. He had also been imprisoned three times for abducting and raping women. Clearly, he was a disturbed person. I have my own opinions about the merits of the death penalty. It doesn't work as a deterrent, and I feel it lessens us as a society. Still, if it happens in the name of our State, it should at least be noted here. Everything about this story is sad.

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1 comment:

  1. You trod with accuracy in your last statement: Everything about this story is sad. There is no redemption for anyone in murdering the murderer. It's just happens to be the easiest of the sorry-ass options we've developed as a society. The American Way of Justice seems to be as woefully ineffective as the other great systems we've created: Education, Healthcare, Defense, Government ...
    Wait, can a comment be even sadder than this story? Yep.