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Who do we kill?

I’m opposed to the death penalty. It’s not a proper deterrent, it risks killing the innocent and it’s applied in a haphazard manner, depending on someone’s income, legal advice, appeal to the jury and especially the colour of their skin. At a base level as well, something in me finds it repulsive that a government can strap a person to a bed to inject them with poison and call it justice. However, it’s still not a simple issue, and there are cases that make me question my assumptions. Today I want to look at three different cases from around the world. They’re all very different, and ask some extremely tough questions. Continue reading