"One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted." -- Oscar Wilde

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Food for thought...

"There’s no fixing the death penalty. It can’t be patched or mended or rebalanced or glued together, it can’t be made to be one hundred percent fair and one hundred percent reliable and one hundred percent capable of delivering justice, because at the heart of it is us: frail, flawed, complex, messy humans. We have a justice system built on beautiful ideals but practiced amidst a gumbo of ignorance, fear, ambition, prejudices, and passions. We’ve got no business being in the killing business."

- Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, on Richard Glossip's scheduled Oklahoma execution, Sept. 30, 2015.

Report an error, an omission: deathpenaltynews@gmail.com