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Observer Editorial: Death penalty needs addressed... and soon.


Over the course of the past month, legislators have been going back-and-forth on the future of the death penalty in the state of Nebraska - only to see debate quashed by a filibuster led by supporters of capital punsishment.

Those seeking to end the death penalty point to several claims: mainly, it’s too expensive and it’s inhumane.

Supporters of it say that the criminals had their chance, and that the crimes they committed justify what some call an extreme sentence.

In all, 32 states - including Nebraska - still have some form of capital punishment as legal sentence in federal civilian...

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