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Posted: Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:00 pm

The United States should stop using the death penalty to punish criminals — for our sakes, not theirs.

What happened last week in Oklahoma, a botched execution carried out with suspect drugs in experimental doses, is just the latest argument for halting the death penalty. New Mexico, thankfully, under former Gov. Bill Richardson’s leadership, no longer uses the power of the state to kill.

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