I would however like readers to look at another story that probably slipped below the radar of most Americans. Jeffrey Skilling is seeking early release from prison. This is one of the two scam artists who orchestrated the biggest financial scam in American History. Enron destroyed billions of investor dollars. Wiped out pension plans of employees. Was responsible for raising energy rates in California to crippling levels. And cost various pension funds billions in irrecoverable funds. Many pensions where workers now have to work more years, pay more in benefits, and receive less income in retirement. (See how two systems were effected.) A case can be made that Skilling et. al. had a more devastating and harmful effect on this country than murder... and murder as we know is a death penalty offense!
Kenneth Lay, affectionately known to G.W. Bush as "Kenny Boy" escaped his prison term with an early death. Many believe that Skilling should have received the same fate.