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Does Maryland’s reluctance to enforce the death penalty disrespect the law?

I’d like to share an unusual argument with our legally-inclined readers.

A post on the blog Red Maryland states that “laws not enforced and punishments not imposed” contribute to a disrespect for the law, and “for that reason alone, without a lengthy discourse into its merits and flaws, the death penalty in Maryland should be abolished.”

Thoughts?

JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor