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Why Governor Calls Shooter 'Suspect A'

Brandon156 Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 1:50 AM
"An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" means that the punishment should match the crime; no more, no less. Someone kills, they should be killed. Someone steals, restitution is required, etc... It's actually the basis for laws against cruel and unusual punishment. But it also seems to call for capital punishment in cases of murder or other conspiracy involving the loss of life.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had the right idea when he refused to utter the suspected gunman's name in the Aurora multiplex theater shootings, which left 12 dead and 58 wounded. Instead of naming the alleged killer, Hickenlooper referred to him only as "Suspect A." At a prayer vigil Sunday, Hickenlooper read the names of each of the 12 people killed in the incident. After each name, the crowd repeated the refrain, "We will remember."

"We want to focus on the victims, survivors and first responders," the governor's spokesman, Eric Brown, explained, "not the killer."

Victim Jessica Ghawi's brother Jordan was one of the...