Thursday, December 01, 2005
Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?
In any event, he knew what he was getting into. From what I understand, every immigration form that you have to sign to enter the country tells you that you will be executed for drug possession. There are signs all over the airports in multiple languages that you will be executed for drug possession. Singapore has executed hundreds of people in the last few years for drug possession/distribution. He took his chances, was caught and now will pay the penalty.
Would I rather he not be executed? Sure. Do I think that the punishment is excessive? Yes. But he knew what he was getting into.