Nightmare on Death Row article response
After reading the article on Deaths Row, I would like to present you with some feedback which I think may be useful for the future articles. This article by Trevor McDonald was based on Capital Punishment at Death Row. I gathered there was a mixture of feelings about Capital Punishment during the article. There was quite a lot of language in the beginning which lent towards the side of being for capital punishment. At the end, this had turned around to be against capital punishment. Before and after reading this article, I am for capital punishment because these crimes they have committed are unforgivable and they deserve what is coming to them.
One thing I found in this article is that he sympathises for the criminals which I believe is wrong because the people who died and their families should be the ones who get the sympathy. These people died because of the criminals monstrous acts and the criminals should be put through the same pain as the victims. McDonald wrote ‘simply unlucky enough to answer the door when he knocked at their home’. This puts their death down to luck which is not the case as Baer obviously knew what he was doing even though he was on drugs. I think this absolutely outrageous as he is trying to pass over the blame which can’t be done in this case as the family didn’t ask for this to happen.
He creates excuses for the criminals and put the victims’ death down to luck which is completely unacceptable and despicable. He made an excuse for Frederick Baer’s crime which was slitting the throat of a young mother and partially decapitating her four-year old daughter. Apparently ‘it had been a random attack while Baer was high on crystal meth and marijuana’. This is just making excuses, which is completely unacceptable and atrocious. I believe there are no excuses for crime and definitely the excuse should not be drugs. Baer chose to take the drugs and therefore he should accept the...