[MEDIA] The death penalty

Brian D Williams (talon57@well.com)
Tue, 1 Dec 1998 07:43:31 -0800 (PST)

Yesterday's Chicago Suntimes ran a half page article against the death penalty.

The article was based on a movement started by the nun who was the focus of the book and movie "Dead Man Walking." Apparently some 50,000 people have signed a pledge and carry cards in their wallets saying they do not believe in the death penalty, and in the event they are murdered do not want the guilty party to face the death penalty. Actor Martin Sheen and actress Susan Sarrandon were mentioned.

Good for them....

I just composed something I am going to take to the printers, then sign and carry in my wallet.

                     DEATH PENALTY ADVOCATE
In the event of my murder, the bearer of this card want's the authorities and friends to know that they believe the death penalty is the only appropriate punishment for the unlawful, deliberate, and malicious killing of a fellow human being. It is my express wish prosecutors seek, and the murderer receive, the death penalty.

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