Capital Punishment

Gary Leon Ridgway may not be a household name, but the infamous Green River Killer is one of the most accomplished serial murderers in U.S. history. In 2003, Ridgway confessed 48 accounts of aggravated first degree murder (more confirmed murders than any other American serial killer) during a two-and-a-half-year period in the early 1980s near Seattle, although it is believed he slaughtered even more. The majority of his victims were runaway teenage girls and hookers whom he picked up on the interstate and strangled to death. But Ridgway was spared the death penalty as part of a plea bargain three years ago, in exchange for his assistance in leading investigators to his victims remains and revealing other information to help “bring closure” to the grieving families (“Green River Killer Avoids Death in Plea Deal”).
Capital Punishment: An Expensive, Controversial, Grotesque Form of Revenge That Targets the Underprivileged You are a young man who has grown up with a dysfunctional family. Your father beat your mother, and he also forced you to have sex with older women while he watched. You have lived in poverty all of your life; your mother even begged for food. You moved constantly, up to twenty one times in one year. After viciously murdering a young woman, you refuse to seek clemency and anxiously await an unfair death that will cost your government approximately seventy dollars, claiming that the little boy inside of you who never grew will have a chance to kill the evil and roam the mountains once again. You are John Hardy Rose, a man who had never experienced stability in his life, a man who was never able..