death penalty

Bring your values with you

Last night I debated the death penalty at William Jessup University. I was angered by the obscenity of debating wanton killing by the state at a Christian university. Jesus showed ...

Death penalty is true justice

So — someone kills another person (or several people), goes to court and is found guilty. Then they spend decades on death row — decades of a free roof over their heads, free t ...

Death penalty backers now urge its end

Judge (Donald) McCartin of the Orange County Superior Court sentenced nine California men to death. He firmly believed in the death penalty and did everything he could to assure er ...

Locals weigh in on if Penn State should get "death penalty"

Members of the Auburn community say they are divided over whether Penn State?s football program should receive the ?death penalty? for its part in covering up the Joe Sandusky chil ...

State initiatives pack power

Many people refuse to sign my petition to put abolition of the death penalty on the November ballot in spite of their opposition to the death penalty. They tell me they do not like ...

Death penalty facts overlooked

Re: “Death penalty increases safety,” (Rich DeShon, Reader Input, Nov. 14): My first response was “where do I start?” His musings are not based upon any facts, most likely ...

Death penalties need time limits

Re: Rich DeShon’s letter on the death penalty (Reader Input, Nov. 14). I could not agree with you more. There should definitely be a time limit on appeals. In my opinion people w ...

Death penalty increases safety

We have a debate on the virtues of raising taxes vs. cutting expenditures. I have to say that collective belt-tightening makes sense to me. We spend too much on things the average ...

Cut crime and save money

Do you want to save state taxpayers billions of dollars, eliminate an inefficient and wasteful program, help crime victims and help law enforcement to catch more killers and rapist ...

Not all on death row belong

Interesting to see what an expert on the death penalty Paul Warrick of West Sacramento is. He asks how many people have been wrongly executed in the last 10 years and then answers ...