7 responses

  1. Christian Hoeckmann
    April 1, 2014

    You write, "Massive public pressure has helped end the death penalty in 18 states in recent years. You can help make New Hampshire next." That is non-sense and not true! In fact some of these 18 states never had a death penalty. And usually AI does not campaign in death penalty cases. On top of that – although AI calls itself "basic-democratic" – when it comes to campaigning in death penalty cases, London decides dictatorial and the local groups have to shut up! I would appreciate but do not expect any answer … as usual.

  2. Patricia lyon
    April 1, 2014

    Please end the dealth penalty in new hampshire,the taking of another life even in the name of justice is inhumane.

  3. Marian Hara
    April 1, 2014

    There is always the chance that a death sentence will result in the state taking the life of an innocent person and we must be refuse to let this dreadful situation continue – in respectful memory of all those who been subjected to this dreadful fate. It is wrong to kill others in order to teach that killing is wrong.

  4. Mary Lynn McDavid
    April 5, 2014

    When I consider my opposition to the Death Penalty, I think it is how sullied it makes me feel to be part of a society that condones it. I am reminded of Henry Thoreau's reaction to slavery. In "Walden" he wrote:

    " . . . wherever a man goes, men will pursue and paw him with their dirty institutions, and, if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate old-fellow society."

    The Death Penalty is a dirty institution kept alive by desperate men clinging to an old society.

  5. cookie anderson
    April 5, 2014

    The death penalty is unfair to people of color…….and all people convicted of crimes. It discriminates against the poor, and has made quite a few mistakes……that killed innocent people & incarcerated many for decades. Stop the death penalty!!!

  6. Chad Williams
    May 6, 2014

    The death penalty is counterintuitive to our Judicial system. Are system was designed to give people an opportunity to atone for their actions and “correct” socially unacceptably actions. While recidivism is over 70%, condemning someone to death does not provide much opportunity to correct actions. For repeat offenders, a life sentence would suffice. The tax payers have to pay for all the trials, appeals, and execution cost. A study done in 2006 by the Department of Justice estimated the cost of an execution, in many cases exceeds the cost of life without the possibility of parole. In addition the death penalty is no more of a deterrent for crimes than traffic cameras for cars. Absolving the death penalty will free up many resources, less attorneys, less litigation, and of ton of case and procedural law will dissipate.

  7. Norah Murray
    June 26, 2014

    I feel at this moment in time the death penalty is very wrong. State by state the whole system needs to be evaluated,

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