In the interest of full disclosure, I will start this post by saying that I am opposed to the death penalty. Not in principle, mind you. After all, there is only one way that is 100% certain to make sure that a killer doesn’t repeat his crime. No, I am opposed to the death penalty because I don’t trust the government officials in charge of the criminal “justice” system. Ask the Duke Lacrosse players, or any of the thousands of people exonerated by the Innocence Project. To put even one person to death who didn’t deserve it is a travesty of justice that makes all of us culpable in that innocent death.
Now that we have that out of the way, I will also say that if there ever was anyone who deserves the death penalty is the guy who carried out that shooting. He was upset because no girl wanted a piece of him, so he admitted that he planned the shooting for Valentine’s Day so none of the students would ever celebrate that holiday again. He admitted to planning out his attack for five years. He simply waited until he was old enough to buy guns with which to carry out his massacre. He is an evil son of a bitch who deserves to fry in Florida’s chair, but the jury decided that they will give him life in prison, instead.
Sharing in his guilt are all of the people along the way who knew that this monster was unhinged, yet failed to take action. The FBI, who received numerous calls to their “see something, say something, we do nothing” line. The school counselors who failed to report his statements and behavior. His foster parents who were scared enough to lock up his guns, but not call the cops.
Most of all? The voters of Broward county. They reliably vote for this shit, they vote Democrat, the reelect coward public officials, they tolerate this. They are getting the government that they vote for. It’s just too bad that their mental issues have an effect on the rest of us in this state.