Now this is the way it is supposed to work! Too bad our (USA) system is
> Justice Prevails
> The following is a verbatim transcript of a sentence imposed upon
> a defendant convicted of murder in the Federal District Court of
> the Territory of New Mexico many years ago by a United States
> Judge, sitting at Taos in an adobe stable used as a temporary
> "Jose Manuel Miguel Xaviar Gonzales, in a few short weeks,
> it will be spring. The snows of winter will flee away, the ice
> will vanish, and the air will becom soft and balmy. In short,
> Jose Manuel Miguel Xaviar Gonzales, the annual miracle of the
> year will awaken and come to pass, but you won't be there.
> The rivulet will run its soaring course to the sea, the
> timid desert flowers will put forth their tender shoots, the
> glorious valleys of this imperial domain will blossom as there
> rose. Still, you won't be here to see.
> From every tree top some wild woods songster will carol his
> mating song, butterflies will sport in the sunshine, the busy bee
> will hum happy as it pursues it accustomed vocation. The gentle
> breeze will tease the tassels of the wild grasses, and all
> nature, Jose Manuel Miguel Xaviar Gonzales, will be glad but you.
> You won't be here to enjoy it because I command the sheriff or
> some other officers of the country to lead you out to some remote
> spot, swing you by the neck from a knotting bough of some sturdy
> oak, and let you hang until you are dead.
> And then, Jose Manuel Miguel Xaviar Gonzales, I further
> command that such officer or officers retire quickly from your
> dangling corpse, that vultures may descent from the heavens
> upon your filthy until nothing shall remain but bare, bleached bones
> of a cold-blooded, copper-colored, blood-thirsty, throat-cutting,
> chili-eating, sheep-herding, murdering son-of-a-bitch."
> United States of America v. Gonzales (1881) United States
> District Court, New Mexico Territory Sessions; Judge Roy Bean