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

2rightsmakealeft Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 4:17 PM
What hypocrisies? War death and execution in prison are apples and oranges. Furthermore, this is a discussion on capital punishment. Lastly, I'm not trying to convince anyone. I respect differing opinions when people can back up those opinions with thoughtful responses, not trying to deflect the conversation. If you would do your own research (or, if not, I'd be happy to provide some to you), you would find that my concerns on capital punishment are founded in both morality and fact. There's also common sense; you're just unable to see that.

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...