Tuesday, May 1, 2012
connecticut has just abolished the death penalty. this is excellent news. governments should not be in the business of killing people outside of wartime. the death penalty just doesn't work. those states with the death penalty do not have lower crime rates. the death penalty does not deter. all it really comes down to is the blood lust for vengeance. which might be acceptable, if honestly stated (which it usually is not). except for the tiny detail that the creaky legal system is unable to prevent innocent people from being convicted and, probably (in a few known cases) executed. congratulations, constitution state.