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Half the comments on the Oregonian article of 3/11 on the Serrano verdict made highly vitriolic statements about killing criminals who committed heinous crimes. Justifiable Homicide, another expression for societal Vengeance, seems to be the only logical argument that remains when you properly weigh the fact that innocent convicts have been and are sure to be executed, and that it costs more to convict and execute than to house these murderers for 40 years as life without possibility of parole. More than one commentator cited the biblical “an eye for an eye” quote. We should consider another quote by Gandhi: “An eye for an eye ends with a world of blind people.” Surely we can replace the Old World vengeful God with the New Testament respect for life espoused by all religions.
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