"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, June 26, 2008


That's the milestone reached in Virginia by last night's execution of Robert Yarbrough. His was the 100th execution in Virginia since the resumtion of the death penalty in Virginia in 1982.

Yarbrough "killed a store owner by sawing at his neck with a pocketknife during a 1997 robbery [and] became the 100th person executed in Virginia since capital punishment was reinstated three decades ago... The 30-year-old was put to death by injection for the 1997 slaying of 77-year-old Cyril Hugh Hamby."

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