"Pippin was the 11th convicted killer executed this year in Texas, the nation's busiest capital punishment state, and the second in as many nights."
I can't help but ask.. when a man is convicted of killing two accomplices in a drug deal gone bad, and is executed by lethal injection.. does our wonderful democracy become a better place? Are potential murderers deterred? Pffft! Or is this yet another example of the United States MO of "Ready! Fire! Aim!"? Justice seems as costly as the crime committed, doesn't it?.
Nowhere in the EU is there a death penalty, even in countries which aspire to be members, such as the Turkish Republic. Nope.., only in America and in Arab states which enforce Sharia Law, and in backwater 3rd world countries, and in communist regimes, are convicts executed. Does it make any sense that Americans support certain policies at home, but call it "barbaric" when other governments act in kind? -AT