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Reader: If the death penalty prevented crime, shouldn't Texas be murder-free?

Last week, we interviewed ACLU of Colorado executive director

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley about the death penalty

, which, in his view,

makes society less safe

, not more so. Our readers had a wide variety of views on this topic -- including the following commenter, who weighs in on Texas, the state that executes more people than any other.

Sean Gruno writes:

If it was such a deterrent then wouldn't Texas, with their glee in executing people, be the safest state?

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

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