Don’t bother with hanging

Dear Editor,

While the debate on hanging is raging in full gear, the murders continue. This is clear proof that hanging won’t help to reduce violent crimes and murder. The threat of bringing back hanging isn’t scaring the murderers one bit. It’s like when you set the mouse-trap and the mice eat the cheese and scamper away. Statistics show that murder is on the rise in places where the death penalty exists.

The money that would be used to acquire a modern day gallows or other type of killing machine and pay the hangman a salary can be put to more wholesome use to help our youth learn marketable skills. Or are we planning to cut cost by hiring the hangman on a contract basis, leaving him to desperately find ways to supplement his income by legal or illegal means?

Jenny Wilson

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