That's the title of an editorial in Virginia's Richmond Times-Dispatch. LINK
Del. Frank Hargrove, one of the
General Assembly's Don Quixotes, hopes the umpteenth time will be the
charm. He wants to end executions in Virginia, which stands second only
to Texas in its zest for capital punishment.
Although there is some slight evidence that capital punishment might
deter crime, its overall effect on crime trends is vanishingly small --
and it achieves no legitimate goals that cannot be achieved by a life
sentence with no possibility of parole. (Spare us the nonsense about
how execution protects fellow inmates and guards from psychopaths. A
place like the supermax Pelican Bay prison is the place for them.)
Many arguments against capital punishment are flawed, but that does
not make a case for execution...continue to full post
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