Crime Culture

What to do with Kidnappers and Child Abductors? How About the Death Penalty?

Over the weekend, “suspected Boko Haram Islamists armed with explosives attacked a series of churches on Sunday near Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 teenage girls were kidnapped in April, witnesses said.”

What’s the solution? First, track them down. Second, put them on trial. Third, if convicted, put them to death.

Consider the serial killer Dennis Lynn Rader, known as the BTK murderer. “BTK” stands for “Bind, Torture, Kill.” He never raised any suspicions among his friends or family that he had a malevolent nature that involved kidnapping and murder. He’s still alive, a prisoner for life at El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas,

The Ariel Castro kidnapping and abuse case brought back memories of two other high profile kidnapping cases: Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard.

“Elizabeth Smart, of Utah, was kidnapped at knife point at age 14 in 2002, sexually assaulted and held captive for nine months by a street preacher; Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe by a couple in 1981, when she was 11, and held for 18 years in tents and a shack in their back yard.”

Where are these kidnappers today? Smart’s kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, was sentenced to life in prison. Dugard’s kidnapper, Phillip Craig Garrido, who pleaded guilty to Dugard’s kidnapping and sexual assault, was sentenced to 431 years imprisonment.


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Gary DeMar

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