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I posted a Steve Benson cartoon this morning on the thread for the border wall. In the process, I discovered that one of the most controversial cartoons that he ever produced was in 1977, when he drew a cartoon criticizing the death penalty. Although we have probably discussed the death penalty before on this site, I could not find a link this morning, so I thought that I would start a new one.
Although the natural reaction to the Oklahoma City bombing was to "kill the bastard", there are LOTS of reasons that we should not have the death penalty, and the link below explains why:
Many people in society feel that the way to solve crime problems is "to get tough on crime". Unfortunately, that is exactly the wrong approach in many cases. The link below goes into more detail:
Fortunately, even our congress has come to the realization that our criminal justice system is flawed, and a bi-partisan bill was passed by the senate in December:
Obviously, there still ARE a lot of very scary people who need to be locked for the rest of their lives, and El Chapo is one of the. He will staying the rest of his life in the ADX maximum security prison in Colorado, which houses America's most dangerous criminals. No one has ever escaped from the prison since it opened in 1994:
ADX is a sharp contrast to the prisons in Norway, which are actually OPEN prisons. You'll never see that approach here, but it is an interesting concept.