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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:46 PM

Report: Mumbai attacker executed

Source: CNN

Mumbai, India (CNN) -- India on Wednesday executed Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the last surviving gunman from the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, CNN-IBN reported, citing the home minister.

A Mumbai judge ruled in May 2010 that Kasab, a Pakistani, would be hanged. He was convicted of murder, conspiracy, and waging war on India.

India's Supreme Court in August rejected his plea that challenged his conviction and death sentence.

Kasab was one of 10 men who attacked buildings including the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower and Oberoi-Trident hotels, the city's historic Victoria Terminus train station, and the Jewish cultural center Chabad House in November 2008.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/asia/india-mumbai-execution/index.html?on.cnn=1

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:14 PM

1. Good.

Now if India can get those Lashkar-e-Tayyiba bastards who sent him and the other murders.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:40 PM

2. A life sentance in one of those Indian, rat infested cesspool jail cells would have been better.

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:14 AM

3. It might even be argued that he would have preferred death, since he was on a suicide attack

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:23 AM

6. Recompense, rehabilitate, remove.

Better than what amounts to unrelenting torture or just making somebody suffer to no end.

If a thief steals, have him make good and pay a fine to the person he stole from.

If there's no recompense possible, rehabilitate to prevent the criminal from repeating the crime. You have to weight likelihood of recidivism with severity of the crime. If the criminal is very likely to repeat the crime, or a low probability but the crime is heinous,

If the risk of recidivism after alleged rehabilitation is too great, remove the criminal from society for good. This can be the death sentence, if the evidence really is beyond any reasonable doubt; it can be life sentence if there's some doubt. (I'm redefining "reasonable doubt"--two witnesses are fine, provided they already knew the guy, have no reason to lie, and the time between event and testifying are short enough; and provided that the technology is fail-safed, DNA testing, video, etc. are also good.)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:13 AM

4. That degenerate Pakistani culture is the reason we a stuck in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is our base to watch those killers and occasionally kill them.
Those creeps killed their presidential candidate Benizir Bhutto, also.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:10 AM

7. No, sorry, that degenerate American culture is the reason we are stuck in Afghanistan.

Nobody asked us to invade and occupy Afghanistan. We could have left at any time, but we're still there.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:08 AM

5. I remember watching the special on HBO about this

I still have it. Did they ever get the guy behind it? That's the one they really needed to beat the snot out of.

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