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OPINION — Editorial

The world watches

Death put off … for now

This article was published April 17, 2017 at 2:30 a.m.

It is a plea for mercy--not out of the Arkansas statutes but from an older and more venerable legal code: Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do. But it's a plea that cannot be made today on behalf of the people of this sovereign state. For we still have the death penalty, still tell pollsters we like it, and insist that our politicians bow to it before sending them to Little Rock. We know exactly what we do. And the whole world is watching.

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