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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Death penalty: what company do you keep?

Amnesty International has just reported that there were 527 state-mandated executions around the world in 2010. Their numbers do not include China, which is believed to have executed thousands in secret. The worldwide leaders in executions are these: China, Iran, North Korea, Yemen, and the United States. (New York Times 3/30/11) What does this tell us about ourselves?