Friday, August 23, 2013
Necklacing in America
The specter of the savagery of murder by burning as practiced in Africa may be on the way to an alley or lot near you. This barbarism has just visited my home state of Tennessee, west of me in crime-ridden Memphis. Two assailants allegedly doused their victim with gasoline and set him alight. More on this horror is available here: http://www.wmctv.com/story/23235083/police-man-doused-with-gasoline-set-on-fire-in-vacant-lot. A civilized society must punish such deliberate cruelty in the most strident way.