Tuesday, April 25, 2017


In today's Star-Tribune....

... is my take on the Arkansas executions. You can read it here.

A short time after the online version of the piece posted last night, I got a correction from Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Maurice Possley: The exoneration project he works on is now up over 2,000 identified wrongful convictions.

And, of course, the drama continued last night.

There are critical goals that criminal law has to serve. Sometimes those goals are, in fact, best served by long sentences. No goal, though- outside of the theoretical realm and political philosophy- is served through execution. And we should not kill people based on theory.

Very good piece. I shared with a friend who has been having a discussion about the death penalty this past week.
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