Death penalty rift in states continues

Gov. Bill Richardon’s decision Wednesday (March 18) to repeal New Mexico’s death penalty and replace it with a maximum criminal sentence of life without parole is being hailed by supporters as a major victory in the decades-old debate over state-sanctioned executions. Full Story »

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Topics: Law, Death Penalty
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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Mar 19, 2009 - 1:18 AM PDT
Reviewed by: Kaizar Campwala (review), Kenneth Sibbett (review), emily garven (review), patricia millan (review), Kevin Barry (review)
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Edited by: Kaizar Campwala - Mar 19, 2009 - 1:18 AM PDT

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Mar. 19, 2009

Uses solid information to make a fairly unbiased assessment of the use of the death penalty across the country.

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Kevin Barry
3.9
by Kevin Barry - Mar. 19, 2009

A fair and factual article on the divergent paths different states are taking in either legalizing or repealing capital punishment. It doesn't get into arguments for or against, but rather sticks to the facts on the topic.

The book Freakonomics talks about the effectiveness of capital punishment in regards to crime prevention briefly. The argument it makes is that while harsher punishments enacted on a wider basis can impact crime, the death penalty as currently implemented in our country (only about 100 executions per year, years of appeals and court battles over what's cruel and unusual) has no real effect on reducing crime. Outside of the moral and political issues of the topic, does our ... More »

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Kenneth Sibbett
3.4
by Kenneth Sibbett - Mar. 19, 2009

I have never, in my half century on this earth, heard a good explanation why murdering someone who murdered someone wold benefit anyone. Most murders are crimes of passion or crime of the moment. While there are people who commit crimes that are unspeakable acts that would try the patience of God himself, WWJD?

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