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October 21, 2014

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letter to the editor:

We need to keep the death penalty

The whiners and bleeding hearts will never stop complaining about the death penalty and how it is carried out in this country. I’m referring to the column by David Love, “Death penalty is torture,” in the Aug. 4 Sun.

A majority of Americans still favor the death penalty for the most heinous of crimes; we also think it should be carried out in a prompt manner. Waiting 25 to 30 years on death row while lawyers file appeal after senseless appeal is an affront to the judicial system and the victim’s family. Certainly no one wants to see an innocent person put to death, but after someone has been convicted beyond any reasonable doubt, it should not take 30 years for someone to pay a debt to society.

And the fact that one or two of these criminals suffered a little during their execution doesn’t mean we should abolish the death penalty. I’ll bet their victims suffered a hell of a lot more than they did. It now seems if you commit a crime in this country, we care more about the rights of the perpetrator than we do of the victims. Do not abolish the death penalty; start enforcing it.

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