The Athens Observer, p. 1 (July 7-13, 1994). Some of the statistics have been corrected or updated.


The death penalty is doomed. Nothing is more certainly engraved in the book of human destiny than that capital punishment eventually will be abolished everywhere, including Georgia. It is not a question of whether but only of when, to adopt the felicitous words of the late Chief Justice Earl Warren, "the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society" will end all executions forever.