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Rethinking Justice: The Value of a Life

5/19/15 Update: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon bomber has been sentenced to death. The discussion is relevant once again.

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5/19/15 Update: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon bomber has been sentenced to death. The discussion is relevant once again.

The United States’ use of the death penalty has come up in various circles for me this week. First, I was invited to sign a petition asking the state of Georgia to stop the execution of Kelly Gissendaner. I proudly say I was one of over 80,000 signatures. For more of the story and purpose of the petition, click here. Many people are calling for the justice system to actually bring proper justice to this situation. There is also a hashtag for this same cause. #KellyOnMyMind

The topic also came up regarding Craig Hicks, the man responsible for the death of three students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina- my home. I’ve already written my views on the treatment and sentencing of Hicks, but today our student paper ran an editorial

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