Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Quote of the day

Comes from the Chicago Tribune, which this past Sunday reversed more than a century of support for the death penalty and came out squarely in favor of opposition:

"The evidence of mistakes, the evidence of arbitrary decisions, the sobering knowledge that government can't provide certainty that the innocent will not be put to death all that prompts this call for an end to capital punishment," the Trib wrote. "It is time to stop killing in the peoples name."

Earlier this month, the Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska's capital city newspaper, also reversed itself and came out for abolition. And it was only last year that Alabama's largest newspaper, the Birmingham News, did likewise.

Abolition. It's breaking out in all the unlikeliest places!

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