Politics of Crime and Economic Change

William S. Lear rael at zopyra.com
Mon Mar 8 14:10:09 PST 1999

On Monday, March 8, 1999 at 11:59:27 (-0500) Max Sawicky writes:
>Nor need one be indifferent to the political uses of criminal
>justice to come back to a justification for capital punishment.
>Note that even a kind of principled support for the death penalty
>has no necessary implications for one's support of the current
>size of the prison population or for the current policy of
>punishment across the board.

I still don't get it. You never answered me before: You are advocating the premeditated murder of a defenseless human being. What could be right or principled about that. That is the very definition of barbarity and cowardice.


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