How do you stand on the subject of capital punishment, the death penalty?
Many will assault your ears with opinions on this subject at the least encouragement. Debating teams jaw about it endlessly, when they aren’t dissecting the Electoral College, or determining whether global warming is real or myth. Editorial writers don’t even have to be asked. But how many folks who flap their lips on this subject have ever attended an execution?
My own education in this particular phase of crime and punishment took place in 1957 when I was reporting for the State Times, a daily newspaper of record in Jackson Mississippi. The city editor called me aside one day to ask Continue reading