There is an article in the New York Times today that talks about how “New Jersey Keeps Its Execution Chamber ‘On Standby’”.
Talk about government waste and fraud.
It seems that the Department of Corrections keeps the execution chamber oiled, cranked up and ready for action ---should the state decide to off some one. Oh, yeah, the last time they used the chamber Kennedy was still President.
"The state still treats the eight men in the Capital Sentence Unit differently from those sentenced to life without parole. They have their own wing. They never interact with other prisoners. Each time a prisoner leaves his cell, two corrections officers must be there to escort him."
And since the state has had no executions since 1963, ---“the Department of Corrections has not had the necessary regulations in place to carry out an execution since 2004, and it has no plans to write new ones.”
Most of the world has abolished the death penalty. Who has not? Who does the state of New Jersey stand with on this issue?
North Korea. Iran. Iraq. Saudi Arabia. Libya. Syria. That’s who we stand with on this issue.
So, let’s help New Jersey join the civilized world. Call your state representative today.