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02/06/2004: "Another murder about to be committed by the state"

Next Tuesday California is likely going execute (a.k.a. murder) it's next person on "Death Row" who has just about run out of appeal opportunities and has already had clemency denied by the Governator. Here's an article on the subject. There are currenly 638 people on "Death Row" yet we only murder one of them every 2 1/2 years or so. Is this a good thing? I guess so. I mean, I'd rather we never murder anyone, but if we can't overturn the laws as they exist, at least keeping the murders to a minimum is beneficial.

At the same time, it seems to me we need to take a hard look at this system. I hear a lot of people who are conceptually pro-death penalty, who think our current system is so much of a farce that we might as well get rid of it. Maybe there is an opportunity to get these people together with the anti-death penalty crowd to get the laws changed.


Other blogs I read:
Jimmy Akin
Crowhill's blog
Amy Welborn's 'open book' blog
Secondhand Smoke-Wesley Smith
Envoy Encore
Dale Price's blog
Mark Shea (On sabatical)

The Church I participate in:
Official Vatican Site
US Conference of Bishops
Sacramento Diocese
SS Peter and Paul Parish

Good Catholic Websites:
NewAdvent-Encyclopedia, Bible, Etc.
Zenit Catholic News
EWTN: Catholic TV and radio
Mass times for US travelers

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