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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 11:18 AM
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49. Sadly, Bertha, you are far from alone.
I make my living typing legal transcriptions. I have transcribed dozens of grand juries and trials involving child sexual assault in varying degrees that have taken place in my state. They are all horrible and heartbreaking, but if we were to start executing the perpetrators, where would we draw the line? What makes one child assault more heinous than another? Who would decide who gets to live and who gets to die? To me, the death penalty should never be employed because the opportunities to deliver unequal "justice" are simply too great.
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