Just to start this isn't supposed to be a debate on Capital Punishment, just a thoughts on some situations. And because I am on the fence of that issue, esp how it is used in this country. That being said, on the news this morning, these two parents were sentenced to 3 and 5 yrs for leaving their 14 mo old either strapped to a stroller or in his playpen in the house, while they went out drinking(the story). The child was unresponsive and had life threatening diaper rash. I almost think it would be fitting to strap them to a chair for what would be an equivalent of the time, not be fed, feel what a life threatening diaper rash feels like along with letting their body temp fall to 84 degrees. I feel horrible when PB has a small little rash. But they obviously didn't really care about themselves either, since it sounds like the house was NASTY. Stories like this just piss me off because there are loving people in the world who can't have kids and then people like this breed like cockroaches. My favorite line is from the father who doesn't do diapers thats the wife's job. These are the instances when I think, you know there is something to that whole eye for an eye saying.