TSADP will publish a selection of comments and emails we have received both in favor and against the death penalty. This one is from Verie Sandborg!
I’ve been following the Chicago Tribune articles. Thank you to the students and their mentors for their diligent efforts on behalf of social justice and repealing the death penalty.
Excerpt from a letter I wrote to the editor of the Chicago Tribune Magazine that was published October 14, 1990:
“Though I empathize with the families of victims of murders, killing the alleged criminal does little to further justice or provide protection. Killing–even lawful killing–engenders the habit of killing and a fearful brutalizing mentality within the culture. Future generations will look back at our resistance to cultural enlightenment with repugnance.”