If Ariel Castro was still alive the death penalty would be an appropriate punishment for him.
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Ariel Castro was a terrible man, corrupt person, and resulted to the actions of a cornered animal just so he could cruelly fill his sexual desires. The death penalty would be much too merciful for this man. Even his brothers, Pedro and Onil Castro, no longer consider him family and called him "a monster." (http://www.cnn.com...) If it were up to the family, I would completely agree for his punishment. This man needed a taste of his own medicine. I am especially shocked that this inhumane beast was living in Cleveland. I am from Akron, and I remember Cleveland, it's filled with wonderful people and places to go, and it's really disappointing to me that someone could be so cruel to a fellow member of society and from a place so terrific. His bail was set at $8 million, sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison, and charged with murder (Ohio's law allows abortion through 24 weeks [http://www.preterm.org...] but it is somehow considered murder also, hipocracy of law there). I think he should not have been granted the mercy of death, and suffer here on Earth (unless there's no afterlife).
He kidnapped his daughters best friend when she was only 14. He took away most if her teenage years. Instead of going to high school, hanging with her friends, going to prom and being a teenage girl she was chained up in some old creeps house being raped. He took away Amanda's early and mid 20s. He also killed five of his own children by forcing Michelle to miscarry when ever he got her pregnant. I'm pro life so I see all abortion (with exception of some) as murderer. Even if your pro choice you have to think about when pro choice means. Pro choice means it's the women's choice as to if she keeps the baby or not. Michelle didn't get a choice when Castro jumped on top of her or punched her in the belly. From what I've learned about Michelle (reading some of her new book, dr phill, other interviews) it appears she wanted to keep the baby's. If it's the women's choice than the women should choose, not some sick sadistic freak.
The death penalty would have been appropriate for Ariel Castro because he murdered five people-five baby's. He physically tortured three women for ten years. He was a rapist and a killer. If Castro was alive than the death penalty would be an appropriate punishment for that sick, evil man.
Ariel Castro took away ten years of three young girls' lives. The death penalty in Ohio, for the voters who don't know, is lethal injection. You get a shot filled with lethal material and it's over. That, in my opinion, is a much too peaceful way for Castro. No friends, family, pets, or anything that was precious to you except for a tiny sliver of hope that got smaller every day you stayed in that house. Imagine that for ten years. The death penalty would be an easy way out for Castro. It doesn't give Michelle, Amanda, and Gina any closure. He's gone, but he took away 3,560 days of their lives that were filled with torture, agony, and rape. As if that was enough, he forced Amanda to have a baby and forced five miscarriages with Michelle. No one is happy to get an abortion, much less raped and stripped of the only object of love you'd have in Castro's house. There is no way to take back those days, or push the memories away. He scarred young women for the rest of their lives, and the easiest way out was death. Why do you think he committed suicide?
They're very moving and inspiring. She is such a strong women. He took away ten years of their lives. He took away Gina's teenage years and he was very close to her family. He would lead prayers and play music at her vigils (BBC documentary on Cleveland kidnappings) and talk to her parents. Meanwhile their daughter was chained up in his house and being used as a sex slave. A nother chilling fact is that Gina's aunt lived 2 blocks from Castro's house of horrors. I can't imagine how that family felt when they found out that their trusted friend had kidnapped their 14 year old daughter and kept her in his house as a sex slave. I hope the best for little Jocelyn. I hope she doesn't get made fun of. I'm glad Michelle is in culinary school, has a nice new big house and is speak in out about her experiences in that house. I'm excited to read Michelle's book and I'm excited to read Amanda and Gina's book when it comes out next year. I think that Castro deserves the most painful punishment possible. Maybe that would be life in prison or maybe it would be death. I want him to feel fear. If he could feel fear before he is executed and if he could feel remorse before he is executed than that seems like a pretty good punishment.
I think Castro committed suicide because he was depressed and mentally ill. He couldn't put up with being behind bars and he wanted out. Now he's in Hell where he belongs.
Thanks for the debate.
If I was being executed, I would only feel fear about the afterlife. I could feel glad that I would not waste away in prison, maybe getting shanked or raped. I disagree with the claim that he was depressed and mentally ill. He ran into the large invincible wall of reality that we all hit when we think we're invincible. The wall of reality, as I call it, smacks you with the fact that you can't undo anything you've done in the past, and now you have to pay for it. I think Ariel Castro smashed into the wall of reality when he was sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison and $8 million bail. He realized he wasn't getting out, he had no family, no friends, and the girls he raped for ten years were going to recover. His whole world came crashing down. Then he took the easy way out: suicide. A cowardly move, he did it to escape all of his problems. That's why the death penalty would be wrong for him. It was just a means of escape. Thanks to my opponent for the debate.
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