(KSWB) A petition to publicly hang Benjamin Taylor, the West Virginia man accused of brutally sexually assaulting a 10-month-old girl who died Wednesday, has been signed tens of thousands of times.
"Prison is too good for child rapists and their ilk. I would move to say that our 'justice system' is even a part of the problem, in that incarceration is hardly justice when it comes to such an awful act," wrote J.R., who created the petition Tuesday. "Let us hang these creatures publicly. Let us make examples of them, and allow the American people to attend these hangings so that the accused may be ridiculed."
As of Friday morning, more than 51,000 people signed the petition on the White House's "We the People" site to publicly hang Taylor. It needs to reach 100,000 signatures by Nov. 4 in order to receive an official response from the White House, according to the website.
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