Marty Garber: Faster executions are the answer

July 17, 2014 

I’m pro-death penalty and have always contended it could not be a deterrent if not carried out in a timely manner. But this decision (“Federal judge blocks death penalty in state,” July 17, Page A3 ) borders on insanity. This rewards the defendants and their attorneys who, after their original appeal is denied, keep filing appeal after appeal (mostly frivolous) to purposely delay executions. The attorneys and defendants are the reason it take 20 years to execute someone.

Let’s make it less “cruel and unusual” – speed up the process.

Marty Garber, Modesto

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