Pesky Eighth Amendment!

Well, not really. I know the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment protects all of us, and the price we pay for that is certain murderers not getting exactly what they deserved. As I was telling my lovely wife yesterday, though, it would have been really nice if Peter Cantu (and his partners in crime) were to be put down the same way they killed — to experience the terror and pain they inflicted on Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena.

But at least Randy Ertman wasn’t subjected to another self-righteous harangue from a death penalty opponent this time around. So at least there’s that.

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