Capital Punishment At Gleason's Boxing Gym

David Lawrence
Luke tells me that he is against capital punishment.  He has just fought five hard rounds with Dmitri. "I don't think you know yourself very well," I say.  "You just tried to kill Dimitri." "No, I didn't," he says.  He is Irish socialist and can only think good of himself. He is against wartime killing and capital punishment. "If I killed someone I would want to die.  I would deserve it," I say.  "I think the family of the victim would deserve my death as quid pro quo." "Why?" "If someone killed and raped your sister, you'd want him dead.  If you didn't, you would be an unfeeling beast," I say. "Furthermore, your not wanting to execute the murderer of a stranger  shows that you can't identify with a victim unless he or she is part of your family. You don't care about anyone but yourself."   "It's more of a punishment to put the killer in jail for life," Luke says. He's obviously never been to jail.  I did a two year bid and liked it....(Read Full Post)

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