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View Diary: Having Once Faced Execution Myself, I Now Raise My Voice in Protest (150 comments)

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  •  Thank you noweasels. (1+ / 0-)
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    noweasels

    If only everyone had your good heart.  :-)

    •  If only everyone (1+ / 0-)
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      had your passion and commitment to justice.

      During the years I was a newspaper reporter in Texas, there were a lot of stories I was aching to cover, and one series from which I always prayed to be spared.  I never wanted to be assigned to the pool of reporters chosen to cover an execution.  And I am grateful that I never was.

      Even when a piece of my brain seizes on a piece of information that makes this barbaric practice emotionally palatable -- such as, for example, the knowledge that every time Ted Bundy escaped, he killed more people -- the whole idea of state-sanctioned killing makes me queasy.  And never more powerfully than where, as appears to be the case with Troy Davis,  expediency and finality appear to have become more important values than justice.

      In this country of laws, that should never be case.  But that appears to be the case in Georgia tonight.

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