Execution Style

No doubt John Allen Muhammad was a sociopath and a  murderer.  I only wish that we as a society might be better than that.  I’m sick to my stomach that our collective way of dealing with such sick, sociopathic murderers is to murder them back and in the process model killing as a way to solve problems. Shame on us. Shame, shame, shame.

As reported in the New York Times:

John Allen Muhammad, the Washington-Area Sniper, Is Executed

John Allen Muhammad, the man known as the D.C. Sniper whose
murderous shooting spree in the fall of 2002 left at least 10Ex
dead, was executed at a Virginia state prison Tuesday night,
The Associated Press reported.

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By Noelle McAfee

I am professor of philosophy at Emory University and editor of the Kettering Review. My latest book, Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis, explores what is behind the upsurge of virulent nationalism and intransigent politics across the world today. My other writings include Democracy and the Political Unconscious; Habermas, Kristeva, and Citizenship; Julia Kristeva; and numerous articles and book chapters. Edited volumes include Standing with the Public: the Humanities and Democratic Practice and a special issue of the philosophy journal Hypatia on feminist engagements in democratic theory. I am also the author of the entry on feminist political philosophy in the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and well into my next book project on democratic public life.