What’s Humane in Execution?


Covert Matters

The Bid for Justice or Mercy

By Harry M. Covert

Except in special cases seldom does the death penalty bring about much conversation pro and con on all sides of the political spectrum. It’s not a cut and dried matter and must not be taken lightly.

Sometimes invitations have been made available to view the “needle-in-the arm” practices. Most of the people I know who have the opportunity don’t accept and there are good reasons.

Virginia’s legislative agenda shows no sign of repealing the ultimate penalty.

Of late, Maryland’s legislators have voted to end the death penalty. The governor says he’ll sign the bill.… Read More