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The Illusory Value of the Death Penalty

Nam65-66 Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 7:47 AM
Exactly,Jesse.In my long lifetime we have gone from Halls Of Justice to Halls OF Mercy. Justice=Take a life,give a life. Mercy= Take a life,get free room and board for life.How many people have you known who ever died from old age in jail?With our prison system they will be paroled by the next generation who do not even remember the case.
After deciding to pursue the execution of the man charged with fatally shooting 12 people in a Colorado movie theater last summer, the prosecutor declared that "for James Egan Holmes, justice is death." By that definition, he might have added, justice is also highly unlikely.

Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler might have resolved this case quickly, simply and inexpensively. Holmes' lawyers say their client would be willing to plead guilty for a sentence of life without parole. But the prosecutor declined.

Not much should be made of this announcement, since he has plenty of time and many reasons to change his mind....