An Indian court sentenced four men to death Friday for the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi, an attack that appalled the South Asian nation.

Announcing the sentence, Judge Yogesh Khanna said the crime "shocked the collective conscience" of India and fell into the "rarest of rare category" that deserves capital punishment.

"In these times when crimes against women are on the rise, the court cannot turn a blind eye to this gruesome act," he said.

One of the convicted men, Vinay Sharma, broke down in tears and cried loudly as the judge spoke.
Prosecutors had asked for the death penalty for the men, citing the "extreme brutality" of the attack,
which took place on a moving bus in December. They had also argued the court needed to send a message to Indian society with its judgment.

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Is the death sentence appropriate in this case? Anyone who's normally against capital punishment ready to make an exception for cases like this?

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I think it's appropriate. Most definitely. I'm glad justice was served. Serves them right.

 

The men are innocent - its the womens fault.

Because If there were no women there would be no rape.

 

RE: The men are innocent - its the womens fault.
Because If there were no women there would be no rape.

.....What? Can you explain your logic? Do you mean this sarcastically? Like, "They can't keep their dicks in their pants" sort of thing?

Just clarifying. Thanks :)

 

 

Yep - I'm kidding Belle

But Im sure its logical somewhere in New Delhi

Cool girl, I generally steer clear of the rape threads for a reason. I can't debate logically because I get too emotional. With that said, Adios! No more for me here. I've said my peace. May the fuckers burn in non-existent hell! (Had to throw that in, lol)

I think one of the societal norms under which the Constitution was written needs to get with the times. The standard of "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" needs updating in light of the increasing barbarity of so many criminals and their crimes. If the perps don't consider their vile actions to be sufficiently "cruel" to deter them and/or if the frequency of such barbarous acts in our society makes them less "unusual", then the punishment for this barbarism should be adjusted as well. 

A cruel and barbarous punishment to fit a cruel and barbarous crime. A piranha tank, perhaps.

One of the convicted men, Vinay Sharma, broke down in tears and cried loudly as the judge spoke.

Pieces of shit.

Anyway. In a modern society you might wanna treat a case like this differently. But this is India we're talking about so this is at least a step in the right direction since it's an improvement over doing absolutely nothing about women being abused.

I love it when men get angry with me. It's so refreshing. Thanks kOrsan

 

I like seeing men get angry about it too Belle.

Its a feeling of protection.

RE: Its a feeling of protection.

EXACTLY.....especially from kOrsan, LOL!!!!!

Sure. Dead is dead. But it would be nice to see a little more in the way of both deterrent and revenge.

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