Tuesday, March 01, 2005

US rejoins civilized world

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday abolished the death penalty for juveniles, an important victory for opponents of capital punishment in the only country that gave official sanction to such executions.
Lest you think I exaggerate with my 'civilized world' comment, I offer (from the same article):
Only seven countries other than the United States have executed juvenile offenders since 1990, he said. They are Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and China.

Nice company to be parting from, you ask me. (Read all about it. WashPost Article, same topic.)


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