First – I do not support the death penalty. This is not justice. Murder in the replace murder is no longer the way. Further, evidence has been been presented that Troy Davis is innocent, or at the very least, deserves another trial. Late Wednesday afternoon, Georgia’s Supreme Court had rejected a last appeal by Davis’ […]
One of the many scary consequences with reading books on ethics and theology is every now and then, you read something that forces you to reevaluate your current beliefs. It’s scary in the sense that you don’t know the outcome of this reevaluation. Sometimes, after you’ve had a chance to work through the issues, […]
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs a bill on Wednesday abolishing the death penalty in Illinois. Quinn talked about his struggle to decide whether to sign the bill when he was here last month for the National Governors Association meeting. Quinn noted that he was lobbied to sign the ban during calls from death penalty foes […]
As cash-strapped states consider the high cost of sentencing prisoners to death, capital punishment has fallen on hard times.
This might be a controversial subject, however, I feel that it is one which needs to be addressed. I fully acknowledge that Governments have a God-given right to execute whomever they deem necessary, such as the repressive regimes in Iran, China and Saddam’s Iraq who execute religious criminals, even Christians. They have that right. After […]