Death penalty’s meaning: Its end would diminish our state
Click here to view this article at the source publication
Doing away with the death penalty in New Hampshire, which now seems likely, is a step that is likely never to be reversed. It is unfortunate, because doing away with something that has been more about its symbolism than its actual use is likely to have unintended and dangerous consequences.
The message it sends to New Hampshire and its law enforcement community is a terrible one. The men and women who are our peace officers go to work every day or night knowing that this may be their last on this earth.