Re "Death penalty deters murders? Evidence doesn't bear that out" (Editorial, Sept. 12): You bring up statistics showing the death penalty does not deter murder. There are two points to remember about the statistics.
First, 100 percent of the people who have had the death penalty applied correctly have not committed any more crimes against society.
Second, when people start throwing statistics around, remember the famous quote "There are three types of liars -- liars, damn liars and statisticians."
-- Paul Douglas, Sacramento
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