Three Strikes?

· long story short

An official said a soldier was convicted in the U.S. military justice system of killing a prisoner by hitting him with a rock, and was reduced in rank to private and thrown out of the service but did not serve any jail time.
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Perhaps President Bush could embrace this within the US too, as a tough, but humane alternative to the death penalty. If you kill someone with a rock, you lose your job AND get a negative job-reference.
Of course, that would only be for the first offense.