I mostly agree & I share your disdain for this murderer & people like him. But giving fair trials to everyone - no matter how awful their crimes - is a fundamental, critical function of our justice system. The legitimacy of the system depends on it
I’m all for fair trials, especially if the circumstances are mired in ambiguity.
However, I merely think that there should be a clause that states something to the effect that if anyone decides to commit a mass killing with a gun(s) during an otherwise peaceful situation, then your rights to a fair trial will be waived. It should be the very first line item acknowledging consent with subsequent reminders. Oddly, and similarly, drivers here in Florida need to be reminded, during Bike Week, that motorcycles share the road with them. It’s like having to remind people, “Hey, don’t rape anyone or take children that belong to you today.” But I guess it’s better than doing nothing to address the problem.
Gun laws obviously fail to prevent mass killings from happening; whether they’re spawned by a crime of passion or 1st degree in intent. Perhaps something like this will at least give people pause before deciding to go through with their actions while also abdicating the legal system from protecting criminals like this.
I don’t know, something has to change and if it’s the system that is allowing mass killings to flourish in our society, then maybe the legal system could use some kind of upgrade.
In all honesty though, and I shared this previously, if people can’t even follow laws like the 10 Commandments laid down by higher power, it’s futile to believe people will also follow simple painted lines on the road telling them whether or not to overtake another driver. Intense emotions typically prevail over sound logic and is a conundrum at best.
It’s just the strangest thing that humans can be both the brightest and darkest creatures on the planet.