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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Influential Manhattan DA Urges New York to Drop Death Penalty

Robertmorgenthau040719_175At a hearing to consider whether New York should continue its ten-year experiment with capital punishment, Robert Morgenthau, the long-serving DA in Manhattan, urged lawmakers in New York to abandon it.  He argued:  ""The penalty exacts a terrible price in dollars, lives, and human decency. Rather than tamping down the flames of violence, it fuels them....I urge all of our lawmakers, in the strongest possible terms, not to reinstate the death penalty in New York."  More . . .  [Mark Godsey]

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