During the 1800's in America they hung horse thieves.
Today in America if they were to sentence car thieves to death I wouldn't have any problem with it. It's usually the second most expensive purchase that most Americans make and someones rips off your car and it they are caught and only do 90 days in the county jail ! Give me a break.
Back to the original topic of the OP. Under the UCMJ rape can carry the death sentence by hanging. Since post WW ll, I believe that sentence has only been carried out twice. During WW ll close to a hundred Army soldiers were hung by the neck for rape.
Why don't they hang those today in the military who commit rape ? I know why, the political left had a problem with it. And they even played the race card.