Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Supreme Court Sanity
We may never join the rest of the civilized world in abolishing the death penalty, but chipping away at the more revolting edges of it, isn't too much to ask. Justice Kennedy agrees. The Court ruled 5-4 that it is unconstitutional for the state to murder criminals for crimes committed while they were minors. Never again will a juvenile's mistake, no matter how violent or egregious, cost that child his life at the hands of the people.

The fact that more teenagers today are doing adult things is not a sign that they should receive adult punishment. Certainly not ultimate punishment.

No comments: