May 11, 2005
It's happened again.
Two 8-year-old girls have been murdered in Zion, Illinois, about 45 miles north of Chicago.
They were apparently riding their bikes along a bike path when someone set upon them.
This is the latest in a series of kidnappings, murders and rapes.
The others were committed by known sex offenders and this double killing may fit that profile.
This is an outrage that should not have been tolerated for this long.
Florida Governor Jeb Bush recently signed legislation mandating all sex offenders be required to wear a GPS device so authorities can locate them at any time. I have a better idea.
Sexual predators cannot be cured.
Some tell you they will rape and kill again if released from prison.
Others don't say that but do it anyway.
A national sex offenders registry lists known sex offenders in your neighborhood.
There are eighteen in mine.
These people should be put to death or physically altered so there is no chance they can rape again.
But they could still kill, which is why capital punishment is the proper sentence.
Those poor girls.
In Jacksonville, Florida, I'm Cal Thomas.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.