Archive for the ‘Death Penalty’ Category

Must I say killing is wrong every time someone is killed?

I am going to tell you something that is not a secret. If you know me, if you’ve read this blog, you’ll know, but I will say it again because some of you seem to need reassuring from me and my kind: Killing is wrong. This is a rule that has exceptions. If someone wants […]

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No time like the present.

A few weeks back I had the privilege of attending the 11th annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference in San Fransisco. For those who don’t know, SCJN is under the umbrella of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers which is the organization for, well, criminal defense lawyers. They put on conferences and have listservs and books and […]

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Innocence, Executions and Explanations.

Disclaimer:  I am a democrat.  I’ve never voted for a republican and although I remained open to it in 2008, much to the chagrin of the rest of my left-leaning family, I haven’t yet met a republican that didn’t say something I just didn’t jive with.  I’ve always been pro-choice (and if you equate abortion […]

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What’ve you done in the past thirty years?

In 1979 a woman and her male companion drove into a liquor store parking lot to use the phone and buy cigarettes. They might have been listening to Sister Sledge or Floyd on the radio, depending on their taste.  Maybe they had put in an 8-track of the BeeGees, hanging on to disco with all […]

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