Cobby story stirs up emotion
Should Australia re-introduce the death penalty?
THE Monday night screening of “Anita” had me on the edge of my seat for the entire program.
I was 13-years-old when Anita Cobby was horrifically killed by five men, 30 years ago.
I can still remember all the dinner conversations with my parents about Anita; it would’ve been one of the first stranger danger lessons given to me by my parents.
Thirty years on and the story continues to concern and outrage the public.
In the screening, Anita’s husband John said the men should’ve been put to death 30 years ago.
His statement gave me goosebumps, and made me think, if Australia was to re-introduce the death penalty where do we draw the line in terms of who lives and who dies?
I am not in favour of the death penalty but on the other hand, why should they live when they have taken the life of another?
If the death penalty was re-introduced in Australia would we see a decrease in horrific crimes?
Or are we blind to the fact that criminals will find a way to buck the system?
John Cobby said if the five men where ever released he would kill them.
Is revenge the answer?
Australian radio host John Laws apparently read Anita’s autopsy report live on radio to his audience.
Was Mr Laws out of line? Or should the community be told of the graphic details?
Would you want to know the gritty details if you were in a similar position as Anita’s family?
Where do you stand on the death penalty?