The state of New Jersey is about to outlaw the death penalty.
New Jersey is of course one of the most liberal states and its very liberal governor provided the impetus to this move. I have been following it half-heartedly but today I read a story about the parents of Megan Kanka and how they felt about losing out on seeing the rapist/killer of their littel girl get what he deserves: The Death Penalty!
Read the whole story - it is heartbreaking to hear the mother and father say they want the killer to die and deservedly so IMHO. And keep in mind the judge and jury sentenced the killer to death.