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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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Imagine if Adam Lanza was alive

He would be under intense costly security.

He would be subject to all kinds of costly mental exams.

Defense attorneys would be scrambling for a chance to represent him. How they would sleep at night is beyond me.

His costly trial wouldn’t take place for a long, long time.

Defense would argue for a change in venue, that he couldn’t possibly get a fair trial in Newton or anywhere close.

Networks would be tripping over each other trying in an attempt to get a potential interview.

Defense attorneys would try to create sympathy by exploiting the media.

We would hear incessantly about his terrible childhood.

Blame would be placed everywhere but on Lanza.

Lanza would try to manipulate the system by claiming an insanity defense.

Taxpayers would fund every aspect of his existence while the wheels of justice move painstakingly slowly.

The death penalty, though the obvious punishment, would not be possible. Earlier this year, Connecticut’s governor repealed the state’s death penalty law. I wonder if he’s having second thoughts.

That means Connecticut will house and feed and medically treat Lanza for the rest of his life, possibly 50 or 60 years at taxpayer expense.

If Lanza was still alive and the death penalty was in effect, anti-death penalty weenies would be crying out that he should not be executed.

They would even cite that lethal injection was cruel and inhumane. Thus, appeals would go on interminably, meaning the evil executioner would live on thanks to American taxpayers.

I’m glad the evil Lanza is dead. I just wish he had taken his life before he went on a rampage against so many innocents, including children.

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