Monday, January 22, 2007
Ind. Law - Capital punishment
The Evansville Courier & Press editorial today is about the death penality in Indiana. Some quotes:
The flawed process of deciding who on Indiana's death row shall be executed and who shall be spared continues to be a work in progress.The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel this weekend ran an entire series by McClatchy Newspapers - a special report on the death penalty with a number of different stories. Access the main page here.
The inmate deemed sane enough to be executed today may be deemed insane enough tomorrow to be spared.
Indeed, such minute interpretive differences between life and death decisions only add to the list of reasons why Indiana should ban capital punishment in favor of life in prison without parole. * * *
The entire process of capital punishment in Indiana takes too long - causing undue pain to survivors and unnecessarily high costs to taxpayers.
And yet, when the courts and Legislature decide what is right and what is wrong, it may be, as the justice said, too late.
Too long or too late. Either way, Indiana should ban capital punishment.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 22, 2007 06:00 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions