Letter: Important voices in death penalty debate

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I hope the governor heard or read the recent messages addressed to him from the press conference at the Legislative Office Building in Concord. Richard O’Leary, 33-year veteran of the Manchester Police Department; Bill McGonagle, former assistant commissioner for the N.H. Department of Corrections; and Paul Lutz, former lieutenant with the Derry Police Department make it clear that the death penalty does not support law enforcement. They said the millions New Hampshire would have to spend on executing a death sentence will be better spent actually supporting law enforcement. I hope that Gov. Chris Sununu will reconsider his veto decision.