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Keep NH death penalty: No good reasons to repeal it
Manchester police Officer Michael Briggs is one such reason. His murder at the hands of a cold-blooded killer remains fresh in the minds and hearts of his fellow law enforcement officers and of the citizens he was sworn to protect. Because of this, note the "except for Addison'' position of certain death penalty opponents, notably Gov. Maggie Hassan.
If that is so, isn't it particularly "cruel and unusual punishment'' for Michael Addision to spend years knowing that New Hampshire isn't going to put anyone to death, except him?
New Hampshire, which has had the death penalty on its books for as long as it has had those books, has rarely had occasion to use it. The last time was 75 years ago.
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