Tuesday, November 3, 2009

More on the Kidnapping Law

Not only would independent negotiators be restricted, but, according to Excélsior, under the new law they would be outlawed. If compare the government's controlling all kidnapping negotiations to independent negotiators handling it, I'd say the former option is probably better. However, I do wonder what will happen if the criminals don't play along. If they remain unwilling to negotiate with police, will this law result in a higher proportion of kidnappings turning deadly?

The new law does not impose the death penalty or life sentences on kidnappers, but it does make them eligible for 70-year sentences, which are virtually the same thing.

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