Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Religious beliefs at core of death penalty opposition

Maryangela Layman Roman, in our Catholic Herald, interviews Jeff Sweetland, an attorney who once represented a defendant convicted of murder and eventually executed. Mr. Sweetland works with the Death Penalty Project of Milwaukee's Catholics for Peace and Justice.

What does he think motivates people who disagree with him?

"... We want to be tough guys, we don’t want to look like sissies and I think thats what an awful lot of this is."

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