DateLine: December 22, 2001 - American air stops in flight bombing
Richard Reid, a Muslim terrorist as a passenger on American flight Paris/Miami attempts to ignite explosive concealed in his shoes, but was successfully subdued by flight attendants and intrepid fellow passengers. Reid was tried, found guilty and now serving a life federal prison sentence paid by *hard working men & women taxpayers.
"'The thing that hurts us the most,is to witness the Future and still deny the Past""
*Read George Bernard Shaw's "THE CRIME OF PUNISHMENT"
“You look at the crime and you look at the criminal. If it's a dope dealer who guns down an undercover narcotics officer, then he gets the gas. If it's a drifter who rapes a three-year-old girl, drowns her by holding her little head in a mudhole, then throws her body off a bridge, then you take his life and thank god he's gone. If it's an escaped convict who breaks into a farmhouse late at night and beats and tortures an elderly couple before burning them with their house, then you strap him in a chair, hook up a few wires, pray for his soul, and pull the switch. And if it's two dopeheads who gang-rape a ten-year-old girl and kick her with pointed-toe cowboy boots until her jaws break, then you happily, merrily, thankfully, gleefully lock them in a gas chamber and listen to them squeal. It's very simple. Their crimes were barbaric. Death is too good for them, much too good.”
John Grisham, A Time to Kill