- Jul 6, 2005
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How would you know what a gangster or a bad man was? Your willing to believe that a couple of jailhouse snitches with a vested interest to lie, are telling the truth.Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar:
Martyr schmartyr. The guy's a gangster, not a beloved holiday icon. Not executing him on the grounds that his followers would then idolize him even more ignores the fact that not executing him will tell his followers that they too have a chance to get away with it.
And I certainly don't want to create any more inspirations to follow that kind of lifestyle.
Besides, so what if he said he didn't do it? The jury rejected his plea of "not guilty", and all appeals since then have backed the jury, not the darling author of children's stories. The best thing to do with his stories is to write at the end "the author of this story was a bad man who was killed for his evil acts, so be good for goodness sake".