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February 24, 2009

Different debates about death penalty in statehouses

The stories of legislative reform of the death penalty in different states remains amazingly dynamic as evidenced by these stories in today's papers:

In Alaska, "lawmakers have begun hearings on a proposal to reinstate the death penalty, a practice abolished even before statehood was granted more than half a century ago."  But in Colorado, a "House committee Monday night, after hearing hours of emotional testimony, approved a bill that would ban the death penalty."

Also, from Maryland comes this report that "Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said yesterday that he would like to see a relatively quick, up-or-down committee vote on a bill to repeal Maryland's death penalty."  Because debate over death penalty repeal in Maryland has been going on for years, I am sure this story will keep making headlines, too.

February 24, 2009 at 09:58 AM | Permalink

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I am a student from Campbellford, Ont. I personally think death penalties are just stupid. If someone is going to prison for say murder you dont want them killed for what they have done, you want them to suffer for what they have done. Therefore killing them isnt going to really make them suffer because they will be dead. Holding them in prison, in a lonely dark cell for life is much much better than a death penalty!!!!!!

Posted by: CraziiChick | Sep 30, 2009 2:38:54 PM

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