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Death and Life in Maryland

JMWinPR Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 5:01 PM
Republicans and war? What are you talking about? Civil War started at Ft Sumter by South Carolina; Spanish American,McKinley didn't want it, but was forced into by a Democrat Congress. That leaves us with WW1 (D), WW2 (D), Korea (D), Vietnam (D), Granada (R), Desert Storm (R), Bosnia (D), Afghanistan, and Iraq (R). Even the current conflict has been continued under a D POTUS for 5 yrs, D Senate for 7 years and a D House for 3 yrs. If you add everything I think you will agree, the Dems have won the war monger contest hands down.

The Maryland legislature recently voted to abolish capital punishment in the state, making Maryland the sixth state in the last six years to eliminate the death penalty.

The primary argument for repealing the law is that our justice system is imperfect and it's possible an innocent person could be condemned. Indeed, anti-death penalty activists presented Kirk Bloodsworth, a former death-row inmate, convicted of the 1984 rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl. His conviction was overturned on appeal after the court found the prosecution had withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense. However, Bloodsworth was retried and sentenced to two life terms,...