If the State kills Tookie

Williams’ death will be a great tragedy and a monumental waste of human potential, but it won’t give closure to the victims’ families or reduce violent crime in this country.

There is no evidence that killing Williams or any of the other 1,000 men and women that states have executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 has deterred killers from killing.

And this unsettling statistic –

The U.S. has the highest murder rate of any nation on the planet.

The U.S. also has the highest incarceraton rate and more prisoners than any country. Why is this country so bloodthirsty and vindictive?

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