Thursday, January 27, 2005

A win-win scenario?

I don't support the death penalty in most cases, and I usually think it's a good idea to prevent people from committing suicide. But when the two coincide with one guy, I think we have an unusual situation.

To wit, as this story makes clear, the district attorney here in my county of L.A. has said Juan Alvarez, the man responsible for the train derailment in nearby Glendale in which 11 people died, may face the death penalty. Remember, he caused that train derailment while attempting to commit suicide.

Perhaps there's a solution here that would give this guy what he wants and save my fellow taxpapers in LA hundreds of thousands of dollars in court and prison costs? Just a thought...

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