Letter to Editor: Governor O'Malley shouldn't abolish MD Death Penalty

Letters to the Editors aks that Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley not repeal death penalty. Photo: Governor Martin O'Malley / AP
Dear Editor:
Governor Martin O’Malley (D) feels confident that the Death penalty will be repealed.  There has not been an execution in Maryland since 2007 or since Governor O’Malley’s tenure.

O’Malley pushed for a repeal of the Death Penalty in the year 2009 and the full repeal action stalled in the Maryland Senate.

Maryland’s Senate voted on last Wednesday to repeal the death penalty, moving the state closer to becoming the sixth since 2007 to abolish capital punishment.

 Since  Maryland’s Senate voted last Wednesday to repeal the death penalty, moving the state one step closer to joining 17 others that ban capital punishment.

The Senate voted 27-20 to pass legislation that would replace execution with a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. The bill must be approved by the House of Delegates before becoming law.

Gov. Martin O’Malley said he was pleased with the vote.

The vote in Maryland came amid deepening uncertainty over the death penalty, which was reinstated in many states after it was upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976.

The current continued initiative by the Maryland General Assembly and Governor Martin O’Malley to abolish the death Penalty in Maryland is one of the worst decisions that occurred in this state in decades.

With the Violent Crime rate on the rise such flawed legislation and laws would only encourage criminals of violent capital crime offenses to continue committing violent crimes that under normal circumstances warrant and deserve the death penalty.

As a tax payer in the State of Maryland I resent paying taxes to support in a Maryland state penitentiary the life of a criminal who deserved the death Penalty.

I would urge the General Assembly in Annapolis not ever to pass such bad and flawed legislation and to keep the death penalty on the books to discourage violent crimes here. I say Keep the death Penalty as it is a deterrent to violent crime and violent criminals.

Lets’ not let the liberals in Annapolis take us 10 steps back again and we should be glad the current bills in Annapolis to repeal the Death penalty failed.
If anything is going to be done here it should be left up to the Voters of the State of Maryland. Let’s also not forget that O’Malley has a current 49 percent or less on Job approval rating.

To Repeal of the death Penalty in Maryland is the wrong way to go. 


AL EISNER, 
SILVER SPRING, MD 

 


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Al Eisner

Lt Col Alfred Al Eisner was born in 1932 in Teplice Shanov  Czechoslovakia and currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland  with his wife  Toshiko  from Japan. Before that, he lived in APO , AE from   1952  to  1954 and 1961 to 1964, and he lived in APO,  AP from 1955 to 1960. '

Lt Col Alfred Eisner attended Pottsville High School in Pottsville, PA and graduated class of 1951. He is a Graduate of Montgomery College Rockville Campus  in Rockville, MD. he attended college from 1984 to 1986. He majored in Law Enforcement  and Legal Studies  and Criminal Justice..

Lt. Col Alfred  Al  Eisner is retired from the United State Army where he served ten overseas tours in Korea, Germany, Japan, Vietnam and Hawaii, being awarded the  Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam   Service Medal,  Vietnam Campaign Medal with (4 battle stars) and Army Achievement Medal in addition to numerous other command  awards he  served in duties and functions on behalf of the Armed Services an the people of the United States. 

He  also   served  as a Civil   Service Officer GS-9  from 1985  through  1997 in the  DOD,   Department of Defense   with the  US Army  Research Institute and  The Deputy  Chief of Staff's Office  at MDW Military District  of  Washington.  Subsequently  he  performed  duties  with Montgomery County  Department of Police  as a  VIP Volunteer in Policing  with over  10,000  Volunteer Hours  and Numerous  Police  Department Awards.  He  also  service concurrently  from  1985  through   2004  with the Maryland State  Guard  as a Adjutant   and LT  COL 05

He is  also a  Holocaust  survivor from the  Ghetto Concentration Camp  Theresienstadt liberated May  1945 by the Russian Army

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