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“... if I were to be murdered I would not want my murderer executed. I would not want my death avenged. Especially by government — which can't be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of its citizens to kill.”
“[To those who think capital punishment is a deterrent:] The people doin' the thinkin' and the people doin' the murderin' are two separate sets of people.”
Helen Prejean, U.S. Catholic nun, death penalty abolition activist
Full name: Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ.