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Monday, August 15, 2005

Another Argument Against the Death Penalty

As the Church Lady says, "Well, isn't this special?"

Pardon set for woman executed in Georgia - Race in America -

"ALBANY, Ga. - The only woman ever executed in Georgia's electric chair is being granted a posthumous pardon, 60 years after the black maid was put to death for killing a white man she claimed held her in slavery and threatened her life."

It's not the death penalty per se that is problematic, it is the fact that humans must apply it. Killing the person who commits a heinous crime is probably letting them get off too easy. But the application of the death penalty requires a certainty and insight into truth, the circumstances, and the people which people never will and never have possessed.


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