In light of the execution of Troy Davis last night. 
The death penalty isn't a deterrent any more than life in prison is. It doesn't save money - in fact it costs more.  And mistakes have, and will be made: "Newly available DNA evidence has allowed the exoneration of more than 15 death row inmates since 1992 in the U.S." wikipedia 

Politics have become extraordinarily complicated these days, but I feel that all political parties, & all faiths, & all sensible people should be able to unite and abolish the death penalty without hesitation. 


Anonymous said...

I agree KK, it is appalling and sad. beccae

Liz said...

Well said. Thank you for speaking out about something so emotionally and politically charged. Its not easy to put yourself out there. The truth is not always easy.

Beth HF said...

I just recently read about Cameron Todd Willingham and how he was put to death on antiquated fire forensic techniques. Here's the article:http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/09/07/090907fa_fact_grann

It's a shame. It's despicable and it's not our right to say who lives or dies. I totally agree with you!