Good thoughts . . .
Check out this editorial by the LA TIMES 3/31/17
The death penalty doesn’t bring closure so much as it extends trauma
Quote: “studies have found that capital-murder trials and executions rarely bring a sense of closure, or peace, to the families.”
Quote: “Grief, as those who have experienced it can attest, never really goes away. But it does fade with time. It takes much longer to fade, however, if the criminal justice system, in its misguided thirst for taking one life to atone for loss of another, forces the grief-stricken and traumatized to keep reliving the moment — cruel and unusual punishment, if you will, for those who are guilty of nothing.”
Thanks to Larry Edwards for forwarding this information. In my work with families since 1995, I concur with this editorial as this is the sentiment I hear from most families.
Appreciations to all who ask the important…
View original post 382 more words