As of 2015-MAY, Amnesty International sells a remarkable unisex T-shirt that shows the . states that still have the death penalty as red stars and those that don't as white stars. The star representing Texas appears to have trailing blood smear, apparently because of the enormous number of executions per capita in that state. The caption says "Abolish the Death Penalty." Amnesty International is working to ensure that more red stars will flip to white. They enclose a stencil with some fabric paint so that you can change red stars to white as additional states abolish capital punishment. See: http:/// offers free shipping for Amazon Prime members.
In times long ago the cost to keep someone for a lifetime was significant. Now it is dwarfed by the legal costs to justify applying the death penalty. The frugal part of me says let them live out their life in prison, the vindictive part of me thinks that life without parole could be more traumatic than having a few years and being put down, the religious part of me says give a person as much time as they need to accept the religion of their choice and political me has problems with the state deciding it is okay for them to execute someone.
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