Saturday, May 3, 2008

Hellbent on Hotshots

Why do we kill people who kill people to show killing people is wrong?

In the good old days we did not know better... but things are much nicer today.

From the NYTimes:

".... Less than three weeks after a United States Supreme Court ruling ended a seven-month moratorium on lethal injections, at least 14 execution dates have been set in six states between May 6 and October.

“The Supreme Court essentially blessed their way of doing things,” said Douglas A. Berman, a professor of law and a sentencing expert at Ohio State University. “So in some sense, they’re back from vacation and ready to go to work.”

Experts say the resumption of executions is likely to throw a strong new spotlight on the divisive national — and international — issue of capital punishment....."

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