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RAMPAGE: Death penalty serves no purpose but revenge

Letter by David L. Dittemore, Tacoma on March 15, 2012 at 11:04 am | 23 Comments »
March 15, 2012 11:04 am

Re: “Afghanistan suspect could face death” (TNT, 3-13).

We don’t know why the soldier committed the atrocity in Afghanistan. So what is the solution? Kill him? Yes, revenge feels good. But is that the best long-term solution?

I say we need to study people who commit terrible crimes – for years – until we understand the criminal mind. It is also a good example to solve our problems peacefully, not with violence.

Redemption is always possible. Maybe he could even return and apologize to the Afghan people.

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