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April 5, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos
Early Thursday morning, after many hours of debate, the Connecticut state Senate voted 20 to 16 to approve a bill that would repeal the death penalty, positioning the state to be the 17th in the country to do so. The bill, which passed at 2:05 a.m., would replace the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of release for those convicted of capital offenses in the future, the Hartford Courant reported . The 11 men on Connecticut's...
April 29, 2006
Re "Concerns About Pain Put Lethal Injection on Trial," April 24 Human Rights Watch is absolutely correct that lethal injection is inhumane. However, its reasoning is wrong. Lethal injection is inhumane because it lets the murderer off too easily. There really is only one fair and just method of capital punishment, and that is for the murderer to be put to death in exactly the same manner in which he or she did in the victim. If murderers are to be shown mercy when they are executed, then the least they could do is show mercy to their victims.
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