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Get Rid of the Death Penalty, Get Rid of Plea Bargains

2rightsmakealeft Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 10:36 AM
The average jury in this country has a combined education equivalent to that of 6th grade. That's the same reason the USA Today is this country's most popular paper; it's written at a 6th grade level. And, no, my education goes well beyond 6th grade and, in fact, continues daily.

Recently, editorial page editor John Diaz asked Mark Klaas whether he expects to feel closure if California executes Richard Allen Davis, the man who kidnapped, toyed with and then killed Klaas' 12-year-old daughter, Polly, in 1993. A jury found Davis guilty and sentenced him to death in 1996.
From the early days after Davis snatched Polly from a Petaluma slumber party, Klaas has been a highly visible advocate for strong laws to protect the public, especially children, from career criminals and predators like Davis. He had come to the San Francisco Chronicle with other opponents of Proposition 34, the...