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    I'm sitting here listening to the news and they just told a story about two men that were I guess the "ring leaders" responsible for selling the largest source of tainted milk in China.

    Their sentence: DEATH!! OMG, that is so shocking.

    I"M NOT IN ANY WAY STARTING A DEBATE OVER THE DEATH PENALTY!!! So please don't feel like I'm arguing this, but is that extreme? I'm thinking in the US we see people who are cold blooded killers and the death penalty is not even on the table or considered.

    What a cultural difference!
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    Yeah, it's extreme over there. I guess they probably figure what those two guys could've done was kill that many babies, so they have zero tolerance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtsugrad View Post
    I'm sitting here listening to the news and they just told a story about two men that were I guess the "ring leaders" responsible for selling the largest source of tainted milk in China.

    Their sentence: DEATH!! OMG, that is so shocking.

    I"M NOT IN ANY WAY STARTING A DEBATE OVER THE DEATH PENALTY!!! So please don't feel like I'm arguing this, but is that extreme? I'm thinking in the US we see people who are cold blooded killers and the death penalty is not even on the table or considered.

    What a cultural difference!
    I live in NH and a man was sentenced to death here in my state for killing a cop a few summers ago.
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    I didn't even know that did that still!
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    I thought that was a 'cliche' so to speak of Asian culture (the whole 'if you steal something your hand gets cut off' thing). Guess not - that's crazy. Although how many babies died because they did that?
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    When China had the tainted pet food a year or so ago, there were several directors (I think they called them ministers) that committed suicide and one that was sentenced to death. They carried out the death sentence pretty much immediately too. It cost their country billions of dollars in export business, not to mention the casualties.
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