Gainesville (Fla.) Sun on cruel punishment (Oct. 20):
It’s hard to have sympathy for someone executed for committing a horrific crime.
In fact, some would say that murderers who make their victims suffer get off too easy when executed by lethal injection.
Yet as long as our nation’s Constitution bans cruel and unusual punishment, and its people desire to be guided by their best and not their basest instincts, we need to question whether those values are consistent with our use of the death penalty.
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