Thursday, January 22, 2009

there's no sense in dying over spilt milk

China gets serious about product safety. Two death sentences and one life in prison for the people who brought you melamine milk. The victims' families wanted more:

Many families have focused their anger on Sanlu's former general manager, Tian Wenhua, and felt betrayed that she would not face execution. Tian pleaded guilty late last year to charges that do not carry the death sentence.

"She should have been shot," said Zheng Shuzhen, a 48-year-old who said her granddaughter died in June of kidney failure after drinking Sanlu milk formula. She said the girl was not on official lists of victims as she died before the scandal came to light."

The death penalty, to my understanding, tends not to be a major deterrent for murderers. But will it for immense white collar crime such as this? We'll see.

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