To: email@example.com Subject: Clinton on Death Penalty Date: Sat, 1 Aug 92 20:35:01 EST P
Subject: Clinton on Death Penalty
Date: Sat, 1 Aug 92 20:35:01 EST
Posted to alt.politics.clinton by Michael Lax (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1 Aug 92 23:00:24 GMT
I appreciate your comments concerning the death penalty.
Decisions concerning executions and clemency are the most
difficult and soul searching choices any governor must make.
I have upheld the death penalty as the law of the state of
Arkansas. I support the use of the death penalty in cases
involving multiple murders or the killing of a police officer.
But the death penalty, by itself, is not enough to deter violent
crime. That is why I have proposed a detailed National Crime
Strategy that includes creating a national Police Corps to get
more policemen on the streets, restricting the sale of semi-
automatic assault weapons with no legitimate hunting purpose, and
providing drug treatment on demand.
Sincere and deeply held beliefs often differ on issues concerning
life and death. My own decision to uphold death verdicts was
reached after much prayer, study, and consultation. Thank you
for taking the time to write me.
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