Ned: One of the toughest questions. Could make case that if deterrent -- no murders would happen in TX. Executions cost more. Question of justice? If the legislature voted to ban, I would sign as voice of the people. What do people have? Give them home, jobs will bring down crime and get state moving again.
Dan: A real dilemma. I am former prosecutor. Tried homicides. If I believed relationship between death penalty and murder rates -- studied and prayed hard -- government role is not to put people to death. Applied to Black, Hispanic, poor more than others. Better off without it. Heart out to people who have suffered loss. My heart goes out.