Scott Turow on the Death Penalty

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I found myself watching video tonight after Saddam Hussein’s execution. It wasn’t, however, the inevitable snuff stuff that will almost certainly find its way online. Instead it was Scott Turow talking in visceral, ruminative, and convincing fashion (here in San Diego three years ago) about his own path to changing his mind and becoming a death penalty critic:


  1. 500 cable channels and the best hour is on Paul’s blog, thanks.
    I’m pleased to learn that my own view, formulated independently, is similar to Turow’s: many truly deserve to die for their crimes but the government can’t be trusted with the task of sorting these from the innocent and therefore shouldn’t be allowed to execute.