Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
I am a strong supporter of the death penalty.
Kevin, how can that be? You are consistently spewing your Catholic pro-life stance? And yet you favor capital punishment? How do you reconcile one position with the other?
It is extremely simple. I advocate for the innocent life. I have no sympathy whatsoever for the life of the criminal that had no regard for human life. I, instead show sympathy for the victims of their heinous crimes. I have zero feeling for the evil, vicious criminal.
Steven Hayes. This undated file photo provided by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows Steven Hayes. On Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, in New Haven Superior Steven Hayes last week was sentenced to be put to death for nearly unmentionable offenses. He deserves to die. He should die. If I could pull the lever or push the button to take him out, I would. Liberals and some lily-livered folks that call themselves conservatives will hold candlelight vigils and feel for Hayes. Don’t count me in that crowd. The sooner Hayes goes and the taxpayers stop feeding and housing him, the better.
One of my favorite columnists, Doug Giles explains what Hayes did to put himself on death row. Giles also writes:
“I know that as a Christian I’m supposed to hope that the murderers, Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky, ‘find Jesus,’ get forgiven for their sins and make it to heaven and blah blah. I’ve got to confess that as of now, though, I couldn’t give a rat’s backside whether or not these pigs ever receive forgiveness. Call me weird. On the contrary, I hope these two oxygen thieves experience hell on earth from here on out and then tumble into an especially atrocious, concentrated dose of eternal damnation…..”
To Doug Giles, an ordained minister by the way, a big Amen!
I have researched this issue for many, many years and have won awards for my unbiased reporting on the subject. But in my mind, I wholeheartedly support the death penalty.
Forget the interminable appeals for scum like Steven Hayes. Get rid of them and Charles Manson and the rest. It’s called justice.