Monday, December 31, 2007

Journey Folk Texas 2007 at Rice University

Tom Muther who wrote the LETTER below is the handsome tall man holding the JOH banner on your left. He is one of our Journey activists with strong professional experience in counseling those with traumatic pasts.

1 comment:

Connie L. Nash said...

From Rick Halperin Dec. 31 2007


No Deterrent Effect

To the Editor:

Your article "At 60% of Total, Texas is Bucking Execution Trend" (front page, Dec. 26) states, "The rate at which Texas sentences people to death
is not especially high given its murder rate."

One of the prime arguments in favor of the death sentence, in my understanding, is its deterrent effect. The Texas experience clearly
refutes that argument.

Nicholas Downey----Brooklyn, Dec. 26, 2007

(source: Letter to the Editor, New York Times)