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Monday, May 07, 2007

KILLING THE DEATH PENALTY


New Jersey might become the first state to abolish the death penalty since capital punishment was reinstated 31 years ago.

A special commission appointed by the Legislature a couple of years ago analyzed the benefits of the move. The panel determined that the death penalty costs taxpayers more than paying to incarcerate prisoners for life (probably because New Jersey hasn't executed anyone since 1963).

It also concluded that the death penalty doesn't deter people from committing murders (I beg to differ).

This commission must have its head up its study. And, I wonder just how much it cost taxpayers.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Pete said...

The death penalty in NJ is a life sentence. Someone on death row would have died of old age before any Governor would commit political suicide by signing the death order.John Martini,presently on death row had volunteered about three years ago to go forward with his own execution,then chickened out.
All polls in the state seen to favor the abolishing of the death penalty. The capital sentence unit is a major headache for the state to maintain anyway.
Let's lock them up without the chance of parole...death is too good for a murderer anyway,let em' rot in jail before they rot in hell!

Mon May 07, 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Stop the nonsense multiple appeals and all the lawyering that gets in the way of real justice. The families of the victims should at least be given peace of mind that their loved ones' murderers will have their death sentences upheld in a timely fashion. Inhumane? What's so inhumane about a lethal injection? Inhumane is the treatment the families of the victims must endure all those years while the perps are watching TV, getting their GED's/college degrees, appealing to their public defenders - all on the taxpayers' dime.

Mon May 07, 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Job said...

According to the Bible, the death penalty is a perfectly acceptable punishment.

Mon May 07, 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

An eye for an eye..a life for a life..seems fair to me..

Tue May 08, 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous gestas said...

I, for one, will be glad if and when the State of New Jersey abolishes capital punishment. Human life should be defended from the moment of conception until natural death.

Thu May 10, 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Every man's death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." -- John Donne

Thu May 10, 01:32:00 PM  

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