WAKE UP! WAKE UP! TESTING STARTS IN 15 MINUTES! Waking up to the blaring PA system made me more frightened and confused. Where am I? How did I get here? I kept pondering this as I slowly got up from my seat. Testing in 10 minutes, blared the system again. Test? What test? I continue looking around for any hint as to where am I and what is expected of me. Finally, I noticed a sliding door at the end of the lighted aisle… a train! I am on a train! The realization just prompted more questions, where are we headed, where are the other passengers and the biggest, how did I get here. Through my brain fog I began looking out the windows; finding only blackness with shadows that were either abnormally tall people, or tress. I continue down the aisle looking for any other passengers or anything with an indication of what test this PA is talking about. TESTING IN 5 MINUTES! The PA notified me again. I finally approach the end of the aisle, and as I reach to open the door to the next carriage, ]with a slight hope there may be other people on the other side] a letter catches my eye:
Capital Punishment versus Life Imprisonment
Gandhi once said, “an eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind” (Dogra, 2019) and others like Martin Luther King and the Bible have reiterated this, however society today lives without the ladder. Revenge has always been apart of society including in constitutions. Capital punishment also known as the death penalty is an extremely controversial issue reflecting that society may never let go of the revenge mind set. Capital punishment may not be the justice that victims are searching for, life in prison without the possibility of parole (LWOP) is effective of taking away the perpetrator’s life and freedoms. Capital punishment is also an immense financial burden in comparison to LWOP as well as the moral burden of the death penalty. Capital Punishment and a life sentence are both taking away a life, however a life sentence is morally superior and easier to accept in society.
“I am a mistake of nature, a mad beast.” (Andrei Chikatilo), in 1936 Yablochnoye Ukraine, the most brutal serial killer of Russia was born. The Red Ripper, The Butcher of Rostov; Andrei Chikatilo is a man of disturbing psychology and carnage. Andrei had a biological factor; sexual impotence that formed his rage, yet societal influences produced the monster that one hears about today. He was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and sadism, as well as brain defects. Chikatilo’s psychopathologies and biological factors lead to his crimes and the nature of how he carried out the crimes.