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Bill Richardson has repealed the Death Penalty in New Mexico – for a multitude of reasons, one being that: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