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Friday, 04 January 2008

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David

The Chicago Sun Times has always been left of left center and has opposed the death penalty for years. Which makes this http://www.suntimes.com/news/commentary/727792,CST-EDT-edit06a.article>editorial commentinteresting.

Almost eight years later, the moratorium is still in place, even though several new studies show the death penalty is a deterrent to murder. One, a study by professors at the University of Houston, found that Illinois' moratorium led to 150 additional homicides in our state over four years. Having capital punishment is hardly a deterrent if it isn't used. The 11 men on Death Row could very well die of natural causes before they are put to death.

Unfortunately they did not include a link.

Thanks for that, Hank, I will re-quote it in my next "Murder Inc." post. However, the chances of the death penalty coming back here is virtually nil (see my comments to the post above) not least because the EU would not stand for it. So, in the meantime, the truly innocent continue to die.

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