Today, April 25th, is truly a momentous day for the movement to end capital punishment. This morning Governor Malloy of Connecticut signed a bill repealing the death penalty, making Connecticut the 17th State to do so since 1976.
Here in Kansas we have our own development to celebrate as well. Today the Leavenworth Times printed a powerful editorial that formally calls for an end to the death penalty. “Considering there has not been a single execution in Kansas during that time, perhaps it’s time for state lawmakers to join 17 other states and repeal death by execution… It’s becoming clear the penalty was better suited for another era, if at all.”
The article, which lists multiple reasons the death penalty is simply a bad policy, can be read here. Hats off to the editorial staff in Leavenworth for taking this bold, public stance.