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October 27, 2008 at 4:12 PM

Capital punishment

Listen up

Thank you for publishing the column by Leonard Pitts Jr. on the death penalty [“Is it too much to hope somebody will finally listen?,” syndicated columnist, Oct. 26]. When New Jersey decided to do away with the death penalty I thought it was time for Washington to do the same.

The death penalty is biased by race, gender and class.

It is not a deterrent, it is much more costly than life in prison and it is wrong.

I hope and pray that Washington can come to this conclusion, too.

— Marian Malonson, Hansville

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