The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Saturday, December 03, 2005
1,000th U.S. execution an occasion to mourn 600,000 murder victims

The following article appears at

by Mike Paranzino
November 29, 2005 12:50 PM EST

In the next few days, Virginia, Ohio or one of the Carolinas is likely to
execute the 1,000th killer since the modern death penalty was set in motion in
1976 with the Supreme Court’s decision in Gregg v. Georgia.

While death penalty opponents are marking the occasion with renewed calls for
abolition of the death penalty, those of us who work with crime victims are
recognizing a far more somber milestone. Since 1975, more than 600,000 American
men, women and children have been brutally murdered, including an estimated
1,800 who were murdered by the 1,000 killers put to death.

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