Thursday, February 15, 2007

China has low standards for use of the death sentence

A Chinese business executive was sentenced to death for swindling $385 million from investors in a bogus ant-breeding scheme. I’m sure his vital organs are on the way to a needy rich transplant patient.

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Kilgore Trout said...

Its a bit harsh to say the least, although I feel that so called white collar crimes are often given to little attention. If you rob a house and take a couple grand or you rob peoples pension of a their entire life savings then which did more damage? Oh sure white collar crimes aren't violent I realize but they still ruin peoples lives.

I'm no fan of the death penalty, not because I don't think there are people who deserve it, but because I just don't have enough faith in our legal system, if we put one innocent person to death, then everyone of us is a murderer.

So I won't say that he deserves the death penalty but life in prison doesn't seem unreasonable. This person swindled a lot of people, may have seriously screwed up some lives, I don't have much pity for thief's. If your stealing food cause your child doesnt have any thats one thing, stealing millions, nah, no pity. but thats just me, although again death is a bit much.

Mojoey said...

Klgore - I don't like the state having the power of life and death. They screw up too much to be trusted. Life in prison seem right for this bastard.