"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 26, 2009

States Look to Save $$ on Back of Potential Victims

Some states considering abolition of death penalty -- and many ask whether abolition might not just be a money saver in these hard times, since your usual death penalty opponent is a fiscal conservative, of course.

Not so much, according the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation study just released. The cost will merely shift to conducting a lot more LWOP trials.

Of course, sometimes you shouldn't even bring money into the equation when it's a question of the life-saving practice of executing the worst of our murderers.

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