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March 28, 2011

Illinois’ brave step against death penalty

The governor of Illinois signed legislation this month ending the death penalty in his state. He said, “I have concluded it is impossible to create a perfect system, one that is free of all mistakes.”

I applaud Gov. Pat Quinn for moving money that was going to lawyers, courts and expert witnesses to victims of crime and police training.

Gov. Quinn shows compassion to those who need it while proving he is tough on crime by funding law enforcement. I hope one day the states of Kansas and Missouri will care as much for our law enforcement and victims.

Kathleen Korosec Holmes
Overland Park

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