Thursday, September 23, 2004

NCADP featured on Showtime

We're on Showtime this week. Well...Showtime's web site, that is. The network is airing a reality TV series involving people pretending to run for president (who would want to do that?) and this week their web site is examining the issue of the death penalty.

They've posted an op-ed that I wrote as well as an op-ed from Justice For All, the pro-death penalty organization down in Houston.

Here's a paragraph from my piece:

Add to this the fact that the death penalty, like lightning, is arbitrary and capricious. In America we average between 19,000 and 20,000 murders a year - and about one-third of one percent of these will result in execution. There's no rhyme or reason in determining who lives and who dies; instead of executing the "worst of the worst," we execute the unluckiest of the unlucky.

To read the whole thing, go here. (Note: the piece will only be up until Sunday or so.)

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