Monday, December 12, 2005

Execution in California

Tookie Johnson will be executed just after midnight pacific standard time. In principle I marginally oppose the death penalty simply because when given a chance between preserving life and ending it I believe the better choice is life. I'm not concerned with whether or not the condemned deserves death they almost always do. In this case Johnson more than deserves what's coming to him. He killed four people in two separate robberies to prevent witnesses testifying against him. I find it troubling that celebrities are devoting a lot of time and effort to preserving this mans life. Would these same celebrities spend as much effort appealing for the end of violence that men like Johnson espouse.

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