Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Glaring Omission

An AP "story" about capital punishment (really a thinly disguised anti-punishment editorial) ends with this:
Nearly 1,100 people have been put to death since 1977 and more than 3,000 others are on death row.
Not a word about the lives taken by those 4,100 "fine" individuals. Nor about the lives saved by capital punishment. Nor about justice.

Related posts:
Does Capital Punishment Deter Homicide?
Libertarian Twaddle about the Death Penalty
Crime and Punishment
Abortion and Crime
Saving the Innocent?
Saving the Innocent?: Part II
More on Abortion and Crime
More Punishment Means Less Crime
More About Crime and Punishment
More Punishment Means Less Crime: A Footnote
Clear Thinking about the Death Penalty
Let the Punishment Fit the Crime
A Precedent for the Demise of the Insanity Defense?
Another Argument for the Death Penalty
Less Punishment Means More Crime