Gov Wolf gave a bold and progressive budget address today. Given divided government in Harrisburg, my guess is that the final passage will include some great things, and some things that make me want to gouge my eyes out. It will be a tough decision. I guess that's why I get my outrageously high salary. ... See MoreSee Less
For those looking for a pick me up on this dreary day, how about a nice debate about the death penalty!! Here is my discussion with Philly DA Seth Williams from this weekend's @issue. You an skip the first couple of minutes of part 1 since its just a report on the state of the death penalty in PA.
JG WlodarczykDeath row inmates cost so much more. I'm not saying I have a moral issue with the death penalty, but 30 years on death row, what's the point. It is obviously not a deterrent. Every appeal cost taxpayers money.
Get rid of criminal penalties for crimes against oneself. Why are people in prison for USING illegal drugs? The for profit prison system is ridiculous, the only ones who benefit are the investors.
When people have a better life in lockup than out what's the deterrent.2 · 2 days ago
Charles GoodwinSince PA hasn't executed anyone since 1999, how is it that we already have a moratorium on the death penalty -- Wolfe is just being a grown up and admitting it.2 · 2 days ago
Bill HealyIt's sunny clear and 80 here, what's dreary about that?2 days ago
Bill Healythe death penalty is a disgrace no matter what the day is like...barbaric practice...not much difference between those who support it and ISIS.2 days ago
Susan MancinoIt costs less to put someone in prison for life than it does to fund all of the legal appeals of a death sentence...1 · 1 day ago
Jay JenkinsRegardless of your "side" in this very emotional and very important topic - this is how debate should be... discuss the facts, remove the personal attacks, and acknowledge there are valid points that range the whole scope of the issue and therefore let the various points be clearly and fully stated (I wish they both had more time to speak).1 · 1 day ago
Just taped a TV show on NBC on the death penalty with Philly DA Seth Williams and Renee Chenault-Fattah. You can watch Sunday morning at 10:30. Because nothing brightens up a Sunday like a good discussion on the death penalty ... See MoreSee Less