Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:38:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a body found in a Shelbyville creek Monday afternoon.The body is identified as 15-year-old Jackleen Lane, of Bagdad, Ky.According to Shelby CountyMore >>
According to Shelby County Coroner Jeff Ivers, autopsy results show a cause of death "consistent with drowning" and point to the death being an accident.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:51:51 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a former Highlands Middle School teacher accused of sexually abusing a student at the school is now facing brand new charges stemming from newly uncovered illegal relationshipMore >>
Police say a teacher is facing new charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:47 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:47:27 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he stabbed a man at Churchill Downs multiple times for declining beer.According to an arrest report, the incident took placeMore >>
According to an arrest report, the incident took place Monday night, near Barn 47.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:42:41 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.The Jennings County Sheriff's Department says the 12-year-old was not responsiveMore >>
Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:14 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:14:13 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.Hunter Browning and Cordella Turrell were arrested yesterday.NeighborsMore >>
Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.More >>
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I have long been a proponent of swift capital punishment under two conditions. First, the crimes must be heinous, deliberate actions that maim or kill innocent people. Second, the defendant must be guilty beyond any doubt.
The reason I feel so strongly about this is I believe there are crimes so evil, that perpetrators of such crimes unconditionally forfeit their right to live amongst us. Their life has no value to mankind. As a society we should have no burden to house them, feed them, and provide excellent medical care for fifty years. And capital punishment, in my mind, isn't to punish them. It is to exterminate them.
The murderer in that Colorado theater is a poster child for what I propose. He is guilty beyond any doubt, his actions were purely evil and irreversible, and as a result he has forfeited any right to an attempt at rehabilitation. He should be tried this week and executed before the weekend. No endless appeals. No legal loopholes. Just gone.
Of course that isn't that way it will work. We will spend millions for his trial. The families of his victims will relive his terror over and over. He will be convicted but his appeals will last for years.
I know how the system works. I just like my idea better.