Alabama Lawmaker: Let's Castrate Child Molesters
Steve Hurst re-introduces bill
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2013 12:58 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Steve Hurst, an Alabama state representative, is apparently determined to make surgical castration a legal punishment for child molesters. After a bill that would have done just that failed to make it past committee during the 2013 session, Hurst has re-submitted it for the 2014 session, the Florence Times Daily reports. The bill would also saddle offenders with the bill for the surgical procedure. It only applies to offenders over the age of 21 whose victims were 12 or younger. At least nine states have the chemical, not surgical, version of castration on the law books, CNN reported last year.

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Barney_Vincelette
Oct 16, 2013 6:23 AM CDT
If they do it to an innocent man, let them not come crying to me when the innocent man takes revenge by driving a truck bomb.
Bundy714
Oct 16, 2013 3:13 AM CDT
Who needs Sharia law, we have the Teaparty or as I like to call them, the American Taliban. But lets not stop with castrations, lets publicly cane disobedient wives and children, and cut the hands off of thieves too.
NoFun
Oct 16, 2013 2:12 AM CDT
Hurst: Look at me. Look at me.