Most Christian denominations believe that the barbaric practice of the death penalty should be abolished. Met with 4 death penalty lawyers yesterday on a variety of subjects in terms of clemency hearings, AZ state government work in this area & how we as faith leaders can respond. One fact that surfaced - Utah has approx. 8 people on death row. Arizona - approx. 130. Utah - terrible, heinous crimes; Arizona - you can be convicted and sentenced to death even if it wasn't you who killed someone else. And Gov. Brewer has yet to take into consideration pleas for a change to life sentences FROM THE CLEMENCY BOARD. She has the power to overrule them, and she does. Why is it that I live here again ???
And another note - I have received the Tucson school district banned books by Native authors and have been reading them. They are wonderful. Need to track down the REASONING behind the bans. Once has foul language in abundance so I could see that - but didn't they know that when the book was approved in the first place? Everyone on the planet interested in things American Indian should order Rethinking Columbus. Its brilliant. Happy Friday folks.