"Anybody in the country who cares about children should be outraged that we have a Supreme Court that would issue a decision like this," said Alabama Attorney General Troy King, a Republican. The justices, he said, are "creating a situation where the country is a less safe place to grow up."
The supreme court totally got this wrong! The death penalty is a deterrent to crime. Just because the child isn't killed in the perpetration of the crime doesn't mean the criminal should be free to harm again. Recidivism rates for sexual predators is extremely high. There is no cure for these types of criminals. They will strike again.