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Death Penalty Controversy--Cruel Punishment or Justice?

April 01, 1990

I was extremely interested in the article with statistics on the death penalty. How can the social scientists say that the death penalty is not a deterrence when we haven't had an execution in 23 years? Now Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp predicts it will be at least another year before the next execution. What good is the death penalty if it is not used?

Let's have an execution every week for 52 weeks.

This will not only bring the crime rate down but will save our taxpayers a lot of money to house these criminals and pay for their attorney fees.

MORGAN FOTTRELL

La Quinta

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