I do not have confidence in the criminal justice system

Some sanity at last?

Bill Richardson has repealed the Death Penalty in New Mexico – for a multitude of reasons, one being that:

the criminal justice system is “inherently defective” in its use of the death penalty, noting that four death-row inmates in New Mexico have been exonerated in the past 10 years.

He also went on to say:

“Regardless of my personal opinion about the death penalty, I do not have confidence in the criminal justice system as it currently operates to be the final arbiter when it comes to who lives and who dies for their crime,”

A brave approach – one that I hope can be played out in the rest of the US in those States that still hold onto this sentence.

Of course Texas will never drop it.

New Mexico governor repeals death penalty in state – CNN.com.

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About Bolshy

Blogging in the ether to see if that elusive literary agent or publisher wants some new talent.
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