Conversation: Death penalty

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Mr. Elias’s article on Friday concerning the death penalty raises questions. Do we want to continue as we are? I say no. Gang members should be assessed for their medical costs and legal defense. Why us? If an officer shoots one of them the first person to the scene is Gloria Allred! We have a price for these “people.” It’s $700,000.

This was determined with the taser/40 mix-up a few years ago. I say pop them and give the family 700,000 bucks … that’s it. Billboard it on 99. Ask, “Do you want to be next?” Budget $2 million and count it down. After that, nobody gets a thing. Hurry while supplies last.

Bill Hoffrage,
Madera

 

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