Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Capital punishment and institutionalized racism in the U.S.

This study by Amnesty International is about a year and a half old, but is still worth reading. The statistics may surprise you. Although I am not opposed to the death penalty on principle, the system as it exists in most of the US is criminal and unjust.

http://web.amnesty.org/library/index/engamr510462003

And here is a study from 1998 by the Death Penalty Information Center called "The Death Penalty in Black and White".

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?scid=45&did=539

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