On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Daria Giron wrote:
Please consider eliminating the death penalty in Colorado.
1) Multiple studies and 90% of experts agree it does not reduce crime.
2) It costs A LOT and the money could be better spent elsewhere.
3) The risk of killing an innocent far outweighs any need for vengeance from the families.
4) How do you tell your kids that killing is a sin, but when court ordered it is ok?
I received 2 replies:
I agree with you on this issue and on every one of your points. Two years ago we had a bill to do this, and it was killed. I actually argued every one of the points you make here. It is a shame that there are not enough legislators who are willing to make this change. The good news, however, is that in the last 30 years, only a handful of people have been executed by the state. I was able to go on a tour of our state prisons two years ago and see the “death chamber” – pretty horrifying, but at least it is virtually unused most years.
Thank you for contacting my office. We have received your email and will be sending out a specific reply soon. Your concerns are currently being reviewed and documented. Our goal is to have the most responsive office possible and I look forward to further communications with you.
Congressman Ed Perlmutter
Colorado’s 7th District
Senator Evie Hudak
Colorado State Capitol, Room 330
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