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Letters: Death penalty choice

October 25, 2012

Re "Bid to end the death penalty airs its first ads," Oct. 23

The Proposition 34 campaign claims the death penalty is expensive, futile and inhumane. Death penalty supporters claim that a life sentence without the possibility of parole denies closure to the victims' families, coddles murders and would save the taxpayer no money.

I plan to vote for the proposition, but I wish it included a provision to allow the convicts to ask for a prompt death. Who is qualified to say whether death by injection is more or less humane than a life in prison? On his own behalf, the prisoner is.

Robert Alexander

Seal Beach


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