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Respect for life
By Mary Friedel-Hunt

What is it saying when we execute a human being for a crime he may or may not have committed? The death penalty has always been controversial because we are dealing with someone’s life. It becomes even more controversial when there is doubt about the guilt of the person to be executed. When Troy Davis was executed on Sept. 21, there were grave doubts among experts about his innocence. William Sessions, the former federal judge and FBI director, was one such expert.
To date, the United States (with the exception of 14 states, including Wisconsin) has executed

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:34 PM

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