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  •  It isn't, really. (10+ / 0-)

    The only reason we bring up cost is to deflect the argument that we hear so often: I don't want my hard-earned taxes wasted on keeping that bastard alive. Less hard-earned taxes are expended on LWOP than on death. And yes, a Chinese system would be cheaper--just take the condemned out to a killing field and shoot him in the head. But thankfully, our system hasn't eroded that far.

    And of course you're right. The point is, or at least it should be, to do justice.  I'll tell you from an up-front, very close view of the whole thing--it doesn't.

    Work and pray, live on hay, You'll get pie in the sky when you die." The Preacher and the Slave, by Joe Hill, 1911

    by Joe Hills Ghost on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 11:36:36 AM PDT

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