Friday, June 3, 2011
Mexico's First Life Sentence for Murder
A 28-year-old convicted of killing two cops in Chihuahua will spend the rest of his life in prison, and in the process he wins the unfortunate distinction of being the first Mexican in modern history to be given a life sentence for murder. (Another convict in Chihuahua got life for kidnapping last year.) Assuming he is guilty, it's hard to muster much sympathy for him, but I would point out that doling stiffer sentences without reducing the rates of impunity shouldn't be confused with action.