Should Sedley Alley Die?
Actions have consequences.
Alley's actions included shoving a stick so far up a 19-year-old's vagina that it punctured her lung.
He later admitted to lying on purpose about details during his confession so that he could nullify the confession on appeal.
He is now 51 years old.
Suzanne Collins died at 19.
Alley's life has now exceeded twice the amount of time Collins had on this earth. He's the one who decided that she be denied that time.
I appreciate that the Tennessee Coalition Against State Killing would like to see Sedley's sentence commuted. But as a Tennessean against the killing of my fellow-staters, I'd much rather see the harshest consequences possible for Sedley's crimes. In this case that means death.
For these reasons I've called and emailed the governor asking him to uphold Alley's death sentence.
What would Christ do? He forgave the thief hanging next to him. But that man still died of crucifixion--the consequences of his crime.
Micah 6:8 says that we are to do justly and to love mercy. Because of these I believe that justice is death. Mercy is a quick death, made as painless as possible. An eye for an eye would leave Alley stabbed, beaten and impaled through the scrotum. Mercy buys Alley a sterile needle.