Tuesday, September 14, 2004

We Kill More People Before 9 a.m. Than Most Countries Do All Day

China executed four people accused of bank fraud.

Here are a few excerpts from the article (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5999223/):
BEIJING - China executed four people, including employees of two of its Big Four state banks, for fraud totaling $15 million, the Xinhua state news agency said on Tuesday, amidst a high-profile campaign against financial crime...

The precise number of people executed in China is a secret. Reports range from 5,000 to 10,000 a year, many for murder, but also for corruption and crimes as minor as bottom-pinching.

Legal experts have called for a "kill fewer, kill carefully" policy for non-violent crimes.

Wow. With those kinds of razor-sharp observations, I guess that's why they're called 'experts.'

I can just imagine the conversation between the serial killer and the bottom-pincher, both awaiting execution. I will, however, spare you the details.

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