Death penalty: not lawyers' fault

07/24/2014 3:07 PM

07/24/2014 9:14 AM

Re "Evil ones inhabit death row" (Marcos Breton, July 23): The legal manipulations Marcos Breton considers to "make the death penalty system flawed" are, in fact, teams of death penalty appeals specialists and defense attorneys zealously guarding the rights of their clients. That is how our justice system works. If it takes too long, then find a way to fix it without comprising defendants' rights.

The heinousness of the underlying crime is not material to this issue, so why even bring it up?

-- Evan Evans, Sacramento

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