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August 3, 2009

Kenya's leader commutes all death sentences

This new AP article, headlined "Kenyan leader reduces all death sentences to life," details an intriguing international death penalty development:

Kenya's president says all prisoners on death row will immediately have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment.

President Mwai Kibaki said in a statement Monday he made the decision because no death sentence has been carried out in the past 22 years, leading to more than 4,000 prisoners on death row.  The president says he has directed government officials to study whether the death penalty has any impact on fighting crime.

Snarky aside (which I fear will prompt off-topic comments):  Do we need to worry that the "birthers" and Lou Dobbs might suggest this news provides reason to believe that President Obama was really born in Kenya?

August 3, 2009 at 10:04 AM | Permalink

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No, but if you are over 40, you need to worry if you are going to die under Commie Care. Obama is a threat to the continued physical existence of anyone over 40, whose organ have started or will soon start to fail, one after the other. There will be no more expensive care in the US. There will be age cutoffs for even cheap care. Criminals will get expensive care with lawyer filed court orders. So the lawyers here do not need to worry about their clients and livelihoods dying from Commie Care.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Aug 3, 2009 2:13:45 PM

123D. There is nothing else to say, but I'll keep doing it.

Posted by: Redundancy Clause | Aug 3, 2009 4:07:22 PM

123D. Kenyan prison. You decide, genius.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Aug 3, 2009 10:53:14 PM

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