I don't know about "mandatory". Sometimes, unfortunately, someone gets "snagged" by mandatory laws or sentencing that really doesn't fit their situation or circumstance. (In death penalty cases, where their guilt has been proven, I don't have a problem with it.)
Right now we're seeing this with pornography laws and these teenagers who are "sexting".
I do think there is a place for capital punishment/death penalty. There are people on this earth who have no sense of right and wrong and no conscience where their fellow human being is concerned. No amount of prison or time is going to change that.
Last edited by Bonnie; 05-02-2009 at 07:41 AM.