"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

Monday, January 28, 2008

Yet Sanity Prevails Elsewhere...

There is hope north of the Mason-Dixon, however. Connecticut has tightened up on violent criminals and rejected an effort to abolish the death penalty in response to a particuarly brutal home invasion/triple murder sex crime perpetrated by a couple of revolving door parolees with a rap sheet including burglaries.

You can't squelch people's inherent sense of the justice of sentencing some offenders to death.

1 comment:

Alec said...

I take some issue with a simple assertion that "sanity prevails" because CT has rejected a repeal of the death penalty. I personally believe reasonable minds can differ on the dp, although I am personally opposed to it. I do believe that death is different, both in determining what a just sentence is for a defendant convicted of homicide and in determining what safeguards and procedures should govern DP cases. Not all opponents of the death penalty, particularly those of us who have studied law, are blind, reactionary opponents.