"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

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Abolition Effort Falls Short

Kudos to the Democrat-controlled Colorado legislature for defeating an attempt to abolish capital punishment there.

Colorado is very sparing in imposing death sentences, with only two men on their death row.

One, Sir Mario Owens, ambushed and murdered an engaged couple because the male victim was about to testify against Owens' friend in the friend's trial for a separate murder.

Not surprisingly, Sir Mario was already a convicted murderer.

The second inmate is Nathan Dunlap, who mass-murdered four people in a Chuck-E-Cheese restaurant. This poster boy had previously been convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping.

Thank God the legislature didn't take the counsel of Archbishop Chaput, and declined to imperil the citizens of Colorado by taking away this important tool for protecting the public.

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