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April 16, 2008



Whilst saddened by the predictable Supreme Court ruling I am heartened by Justice Steven's public stance against the death penalty as a form of punishment. It is time for a reassessment of whether we as a society truly wish to mete out this form of punishment - one that punishes the inmate yes, but one that punishes their mothers, fathers, husbands, wives and children for the rest of their lives as they must endure state inflicted grief at the murder of their loved ones. No child deserves to be punished for their parent's crimes in such a premeditated way. Surely that, if nothing else, is cruel and unusual.


Capital punishment in any form is murder by the state and totally wrong.How many people have been wrongly convicted? One is one too many.

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