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KCADP’s Don Vish delivers editorial on WAVE 3 to abolish the death penalty

Don Vish, KCADP’s director of outreach, education, and advocacy, recently delivered this Hot Button guest editorial on WAVE 3 TV:

Here’s a transcript:

The rarity of executions in Kentucky goes beyond selectivity and enters the realm of freakish oddity – three since 1977 and only four since 1956.

Three conclusions are warranted:

A 2006 University of Kentucky poll showed that 67 percent of Kentuckians prefer a penal option other than death in capital murder cases. The Kentucky Supreme Court should reconsider the continuing legality of the death penalty in light of its marginal and erratic use. Through looking at jury sentencing patterns, the court should conclude the death penalty does not meet legal standards, and that juries believe that life in prison without parole adequately protects the public and punishes the worst of the worst.

That’s my opinion.

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  1. Fred Fittin says

    I have no problem with the execution protocol. You left-wing morons should tell the truth—you are against executions….This Kentuckian is proud that the state doesn’t fold under far-left pressure…

  2. Zach Everson says

    You’re correct–KCADP is against executions. Hence the name Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. It’s not far left-wing though: it has lots of members from all over the political spectrum.

    The death penalty is, after all, an egregious example of big government. I don’t believe in giving the government the power to determine who lives and who dies.

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