"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Thursday, February 22, 2007

True Believer on Trial

I'll admit, the capital punishment abolitionists are devoted.

So devoted, in fact, that one of them, Kathleen Culhane, a defense investigator, is about to stand trial in Sacramento on 45 counts for forging witness and juror affidavits and other documents designed to spring four convicted murderers from death row. She worked for the Habeas Corpus Resource Center, but her "work" was used by notables such as Ken Starr. Of course, her bosses are just shocked, shocked, that Kulhane was producing these (often quite clumsy) forgeries.

As for Culhane, "Ms. Culhane has a strong belief against the death penalty, and she devoted her life to fighting it by legal means," her lawyer told the press. The guy has a funny definition of "legal means," but I suppose for the abolitionists, the goal trumps everything else, even the integrity of the courts.

See my earlier posting about this here.

HT: Crime and Consequences.

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