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In The Death Penalty is a Step Back by Coretta Scott King she makes some very good and strong points opposing the death penalty To bad all those points can be countered very easily with logical explanations Yes Mrs King is right when she states that two wrongs dont make a right but in some cases besides math it does and the death penalty is one of those cases She seems like a very gentle and caring lady since she is against the death penalty even though she has lost two loved ones to killers herself In her first point she says that our justice system has a flaw towards the innocent people who were unfortunately convicted and executed as guilty One is enough and that is right we all make mistakes but why throw our whole justice system away because of one mistake But still sailing in the same boat we have had thousands of correct executions alsoSecondly she says that we say there is no hope for rehabilitation Why should these brutal killers be rehabbed after what they have done She asked who should make the determination of who is capable of rehab Lets ask her these who makes the determination of who lives and who shall be murdered It surly is not the killers choice of whos time is up Third the black issue has nothing to do the death penalty It is not discrimination or anything it is just the way the ball bounces There is no white or black issue in the judicial system The best statement she makes is that The only way to break the chain of violent reaction is to practice non-violence as individuals and collectively through our laws and institutions On the flip side the article Death to Killers by Mike Royko hits the spot He is totally correct in that those who do not support the death penalty should sit down and think of
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