Executed for corruption


…and generally being a dick.

China has executed Zheng Xiaoyu, the former head of their state food and drug administration, for corruption and dereliction of duty.

This is too easy. Although I am, in principle, against the death penalty, I think it may be time for us to follow China’s lead.

I propose that:

(i) any politician suspected of either corruption or dereliction of duty be tried for those crimes;

(ii) upon conviction, the judge will in good faith consider execution as a viable punishment;

(iii) we start with our own Dick.


One Response to Executed for corruption

  1. Gavin says:

    I really don’t know how I feel about this story. Like you said Max, on the one hand I don’t agree with the death penalty, and certainly not when the decision is in the hands of the state. However, I sure am glad to see more politicians taking a fall, in this case, a big fall.

    It’s funny how this guy kills a few people and gets the death sentence while our administrative officials kill hundreds a week and nothing happens… this is one crazy world!

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