Jared Loughner's body is sitting lifeless, in the gas chamber and his soul is on the way to hell, where it belongs.
Imprisonment, For Life
Imprisoned, But Not For Life
Mental Institution, For Life
Mental Institution, Until Rehabilitated
He should be found innocent / not guilty
I think it depends on whether he is designated insane.
If insane, he should spend his life in a high security mental institution
If sane, he should either spend his life in jail or have the death penalty.
And perhaps if there is an afterlife - it might not be one of fire and brimstone. . . perhaps god might forgive everyone - usher him off to the unknown assuming it'll be punishment won't help me feel satisfied.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
The mass murderer's actions are a reflection on his parents.
They do have a responsibility to raise a child with qualities(respect, morals, ethics)
This is what 99.99% of us do.
If it benefits society that he stay alive for 50 plus years in an institution, then so be it.
By now, I'm sure that these men have been studied to death.
I am against the death penalty, another change in my philosophy.
Real gun control is one attempt as an answer to this problem.
It can be said that society brings these problems upon themselves.
It will *never* end.
As difficult as it is, we must have compassion for him and his parents.
We must learn , maybe for the first time, from this tragedy.
We must listen and care about others, we must be more social.
It was said that his parents "kept to themselves".
If our gun rules and regulations were up to date, this never would have happened.
Its the 21st century, not the 16th, for God's sake!
If he is found guilty (and I think the evidence is overwhelming), he should get life in prison without the opportunity for parole.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I chose other since I don't know if the guy is really insane to the point of not being able to control or understand his actions. It's kind of hard to tell just from some brief tv reports :-P Anyway, if he actually is shown to meet the critea for the insanity defense to be legit, then he should be institutionalized, otherwise he should be subject to the maximum penalty for murder in Arizona whether it's the death penalty or life imprisonment.