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What’s Wrong With The Death Penalty?
20 Oct 2000
International Socialist Organization Boston Student Branch will be holding a meeting on Thursday October 26th 7:30pm at
Northeastern University Curry Student Center - Rm. 342 to discuss why the death penalty should be abolished.
What’s Wrong With The Death Penalty?

A Whole Lot.

Despite the obvious moral and ethical problems arising from the state determining who is killed:

 The death penalty has proven itself not to be a deterrent to homicide
 Execution has shown itself to cost taxpayers more than life imprisonment
 Capital trials have shown to have a 68% error rate
 The poor are provided with incompetent legal representation which often leads to their conviction
 Prosecutor misconduct and withholding of evidence is common in capital cases
 Police misconduct and pressuring of witnesses and defendants is common in capital cases.
 Race has proven itself to be an issue. An African-American man is 4 times more likely to be given the death sentence for the same crime than a white man.
 Of prisoners on death row, 82% were convicted of cases involving white victims
 70% of countries have abolished the death penalty, but the US has not
 The US is the last industrialized country to retain the death penalty

Come learn the facts that Al Gore and George W Bush won’t tell you about this unjust and ineffective system, and what must be done to end it once and for all.

ISO Boston
Thursday October 26th 7:30pm
Northeastern University
Curry Student Center - Rm. 342
BostonISO @ Yahoo.com
(617)377-1619 ask for Matt
See also:
www.internationalsocialist.org
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Those were supposed to be bullets
20 Oct 2000
Sorry about all that "  " stuff, when I pasted it into the window for upload they were bullets, but I guess the format got messed up in uploading.