AN ETERNAL DIRT NAP
IT HAS BEEN SAID OVER AND OVER BY liberals In this country that “evidence shows that the death penalty doesn’t effectively deter crime.” So it appears that due to this theory alot of states have banned the death penalty. Illinois has done the same in recent years…but I for one have always felt and have expressed my feelings numerous times, when I was doing my column at the Sun-Times, that the death penalty needed to be amended to when a person commits a reprehensible, vicious and unGodly murder, and if there is indisputable proof of guilt aka guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt, and I mean there is NO doubt that the individual committed the crime on an innocent victim, that person should be given an eternal dirt nap …like the victim. In other words: That killer should not be given a “get -out -of -going to -the -grave -free card” nor three hots and a cot on taxpayers’ dime! To me, it is a different story if say you had to kill someone to protect your life or the life of a friend or a loved one. There are exceptions and justifiable situations. But, if a person kills just to be mean and to see another human being suffer and bleed….that .should not be tolerated in this society.
I AM REVISITING THESE FEELINGS since hearing the news about the “botched ” execution of convicted killer, Clayton Lockett, 38, in Oklahoma, who had been on death row since being found guilty of the cruel and in humane killing of an innocent 19-year-old named Stephanie Neiman in 1999, two weeks after her graduation from high school . Stephanie and a friend interrupted a robbery being committed by Lockett and two accomplices at a friend’s house. To make a long story short, Neiman and her gal pal along with the male owner of the house, were beaten, duct taped and driven to a secluded spot where her friend was repeatedly raped and beaten, but Neiman, who was not too cooperative, was severely beaten and forced to watch the men dig her grave. Lockett then shot her with a shotgun and they buried her while she was still ALIVE. Her friends were let go because they promised not to tell…but thank God they did.
ON APRIL 29, LOCKETT was on the execution table and prepared to receive a humane lethal injection and when it did not kill him in a timely fashion, it has been reported that “he appeared to be in pain and struggling to sit up minutes after he was pronounced unconscious and then began ‘writhing and bucking’ on the gurney.” He later died of an apparent heart attack.
FOLKS SAY THAT THE DEATH PENALTY is not a deterrent to crime….I say maybe it is not…but one thing is for sure….Lockett has been deterred permanently. Society will not have to deal with his mean behind no more. So, all you bleeding heart liberals and good hearted people, who are feeling sorry that he was given his due process….I say “BOO HOO…..AND GET OVER IT!” He got to live 15 years longer than poor Stephanie, who her friends say, was a nice girl, quick to smile, worked at her church and was an only child! Just try to imagine being buried alive….just imagine! Yeah, I said it…Stella In the City!