I've heard this morning on the radio that someone named Stanley 'Tookie' Williams was about to be executed in California, after being sentenced to death in 1981. My — naive — question is : why did they wait for 24 years ?
I don't know if death penalty is a good thing or a bad thing, but I'm pretty sure that waiting for as long as what looks like a perpetuity jail sentence before executing someone is really dumb. It's obvious that such a long period is likely to deeply change someone's personality. It's obvious they're not even executing the same person they have judged 24 years ago.
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