Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Tragic Map

This map depicts the use of capital punishment around the world. The black spots are countries that use it.

Note that the US is in good company: Saudi Arabia, Iran, China...

Note that all of Europe, Canada, Australia, Mexico, South America and even Russia do not kill their prisoners.

There is currently some good pressure going on to abolish the death penalty in this country. New Mexico took the bold step recently. Colorado came very close - it will certainly be coming up again at the next session of the state legislature. Wherever you are, you should push to help end this barbaric practice.

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