Thursday, September 22, 2011
Countries That Execute Their Own Citizens
Most civilized, democratic countries have abolished capital punishment. This is especially true of those countries with a Christian tradition.
The last execution in Canada took place in 1962 and the last one in Mexico was in 1961. Here's a short list of other countries with the last year of execution: Australia (1967), Israel (1962), Brazil (1876), Argentina (1916), United Kingdom (1964), France (1977), and Italy (1947).
The United States differs from its geographical and cultural neighbors. Why does the United States still carry out executions in 2011 when the practice has ceased in all those countries with a similar cultural and religious background?