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September 21, 2011


Matthew Lewis

I think you're doing a good job of why it's important to separate thoughts on the principle of capital punishment from the emotional satisfaction of a very bad person being executed. I didn't shed any tears with Timothy McVeigh got the needle, but I still believe the death penalty is wrong.

And if you're looking for a more sympathetic case in the news, look no further than Troy Davis, who was executed last night after being convicted almost entirely based on eyewitness testimonies (many of which were later recanted).

I can't get past the idea that the state could take the life of an innocent person. That alone is enough to make me oppose the death penalty.

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