Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Maryland may drop death penalty for good

Good point made here is if you keep it, then spend the money to be sure - for equal justice sake - that those accused have good legal representation.
clipped from www.examiner.com

ANNAPOLIS, Md.
(Map, News)
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A former U.S. senator and a New Jersey police chief argued against the death penalty Monday before a commission that is expected to deliver recommendations to lawmakers later this year.

Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Davies Tydings, D-Md., and West Orange, N.J., Police Chief James Abbott told the commission they were not philosophically opposed to capital punishment, but each expressed serious misgivings about its application.

Tydings said if Maryland wants to keep the death penalty "you have be willing to spend the money" to provide an adequate defense so innocent defendants aren't placed on death row.

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