All across this nation there are draconian laws being repealed through moves in our legislature. In Colorado they are calling for an end to the death penalty. Colorado joins other states across the nation asking for the end of the practice of putting a person to death. At the same time, California has amended it's three strikes law and is now in the process of reviewing 1000's of sentences that have caused people to be condemned to prison for life over packs of cigarettes. Slowly our "tough on crime" and severe punishment policies are crumbling. Why?
Because it doesn't improve the health of our communities, it does nothing to lower crime rates and we just might be punishing an innocent person or putting an innocent person to death.
There are advocates all across this nation who have worked tirelessly to get us to this place in time and they have spoken very eloquently about these issues. Nothing speaks more clearly than one who has lived through a wrongful conviction, prison and a fight for freedom. Here is an Oped from Tim Masters who was wrongfully convicted for murder and fought 10 years for his freedom.
Death Penalty Must Be Repealed
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