To Be or Not To Be

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Should that Crips guy die?

I dunno. I was not in the court, I don't know the case well, and I can't even remember his name.

But there is one thing I do know: whether he is a changed man is completely irrelevant to whether he should be put to death. You don't punish people for what they are now, you punish them for what they did at the time.

Jamie Foxx, who seems a very nice, smart, and sensible man, defended the Crips guy, saying that he writes stories for kids, showing them that if they go down the path he did, they could end up like he did.

I am not a big fan of the death penalty -- it's one of the few issues I really have no strong opinion of -- but I can think of no stronger message to give to those kids Foxx speaks of then to end the story with a lethal injection.

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