If there's no motivation behind your crime and you've just killed someone for the laugh then you forego all rights. Why should taxpayers pay for you to live, to eat three meals a day, to have a DVD player in your cell, to clothe you and pay for your medicines? All you had to do to not be put to death was not fire a gun through someone's window but if you are the kind of scumbag that will do that now you're still the kind of scumbag that will do it in 12-15 years when you get out of prison. You can't be saved and frankly we're better off without you.
But if you just killed someone for the laugh, for no good reason, without adequate motivation then I'm all for public hangings in Dublin Castle or at the top of Grafton Street outside the Stephen's Green centre. Perhaps flaying them alive and dragging them along a salted pathway. You can't punish people like that. You have to kill them or they'll just kill someone else and if you do kill them you can be guaranteed they'll learn their lesson.
One can't be sure that Twenty is being serious, but I am. I have long been of the opinion that the cunt who casually kicks the head in of a guy that he has picked a fight with to complete his Saturday night's debauchery is far worse than someone who kills their wife for the insurance money.
It's not that the motive makes the crime any less, it is just that the kicker has so little respect for life that he does not deserve to keep his own. And, as Twenty says, that is the kind of bastard who will do it again when he gets out of jug in 10 years' time.
You've got motive?—you get life.
You've kicked someone to death, or fired a gun through a window, for the hell of it and someone has died?—tough shit, you fuck. You die. And none of this, "I didn't mean to kill him" crap. You didn't mean to kill him? Well, you shouldn't have started kicking his head in in the first place; it's off to Tyburn for you, you filthy, little cunt-bubble.