Among the industrialized nations of the world, only the United States and Japan allow capital punishment. Of the 26 members of NATO, only the United States and Latvia allow capital punishment – and Latvia is perceived to be moving toward abolition of the death penalty. Because of the delays, the inconsistency, the drain on the public purse and the nightmarish possibility of executing an innocent person, it is time for the United States to end the practice.
For the rest of Opinion Editor Doug Floyd’s Sunday editorial against capital punishment, click here.
Question: Do you agree with the Spokesman-Review’s new stand, against capital punishment?