What Is The World Coming To?
For the 2nd time in as many weeks the Supreme Court has issued rulings on the death penalty. Last week they made the wise decision that the mentally retarded should be exempt from receiving the death penalty…I believe the vote was 6-3. And now, today in a 7-2 decision they decided that juries, not judges should make the decision…it violates the defendants 6th amendment right to trial by jury. Thus, a unanimous decision is needed.
I think the past two weeks are huge steps forward for those of us against the death penalty…maybe this is a sign that we are finally realizing that the death penalty is not the “deterrent” that the right wants us to believe, and that it does nothing, but cause the cycle murder to continue.