Four men have been found guilty of the fatal gang rape of a student in the Indian capital Delhi last December.
At long last justice has been done! The four men, who viciously attacked and raped a 23 year-old woman on a bus which resulted in her death, have finally been convicted. But would you say the death penalty is the right way to go about it?
A lot of people, myself included, believe that the death penalty is just the easy way out. These men deserve to live with what they did and deserve to rot in jail for the rest of their miserable lives.
However, the death penalty is always a tricky argument. While, in most circumstances, I would agree with the above view, there is also the reasoning that the world would be a better place if these criminals were gone completely without the risk of them getting out on good behaviour.
In keeping with this, Ariel Castro (The Cleveland Kidnapper) most definitely took the easy way out when he was found hanged in his cell on September 4th. Castro was serving life imprisonment with no parole after holding 3 women against their will at his house and raping them continuously over the course of a decade.
I believe that for this man, a life sentence wasn’t even close to being enough punishment for what he had done and yet he couldn’t even last a few months in prison.
You know what they say – If you can’t do the time, DON’T DO THE CRIME.