Our Broken Death Penalty

By Marc Hyden Trey Joy, Mayor of Smith Center, KS and Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty supporter, recently wrote an editorial in the Salina Journal detailing how broken the death penalty is in Kansas. Joy summarizes the history of the death penalty in Kansas, the growing opposition to capital punishment, and the necessary legislative action needed to address its failures. Joy stated, In fact, in our imperfect justice system, the only foolproof measure for preventing the execution of the innocent is ending the death penalty. Life is simply too valuable to run the risk of a wrongful execution, especially when there is the alternative of life in prison without parole to keep society secure. It makes both moral and fiscal sense, then, for Kansas to repeal the death penalty.

Via: Our Broken Death Penalty