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Penalty Not Revenge

Dissent

By Valerie J. Macmillan

In accusing the Curley family of looking for revenge, the staff is making assumptions it cannot be sure are true. The family may be trying to insure--in the only way possible--that Jeffrey's killers will never escape or be freed and then rape and murder another child.

Personally, I support the death penalty only in cases where criminals request it or there is a history of escape and repeated vicious crimes.

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