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Big Basin Herald (Newspaper) - June 3, 1971, Muldrow, Oklahoma ORI.AH0IIA' HISTORICAL SOCIETY STATE CAPITOL STATION' _ OKLAHOMA CITY, OXLA..", olO, ric II! SUCCESSOR TO THE MULDROW HERALD VOLUME 6 "S/luldrow, Oklahoma 74948 TWENTY FOUR PAGES TWO PARTS Thursday, June 1771 r--Iiirril.frr- 49 AT'S BAKING BIG BASIN Along withi "the~humerous other cry's for changes in this county, we are now seeing an all out push to abolish capital punishment. This subject is still pending before the United States Supreme court and only a couple of weeks ago the court cleared the way for the possibble execution of numerous persons waiting on death row in the different states. However until the court � finally rules, on the constitutionality of the death sentence the various states will in all probablity delay all the executions now pending. On the surface it is hard to argue ajainst the taking of a human Hfe. Most of theargurments against capital punishment usually involves the rights of ur person so sentenced to death. But the glowing retort nereis what about the rights of the person Jailed. When capital offense occurs tne; general public rises up inhofror over the wanton criminal act. A trial is held and the guilty; person is sentenced to death. Bv the time the case isappealled 3 or 4 times- through the courts usually at least three years has come and gone and if the conviction and sentence is upheld then a date is set for the execution. By this time the general public has forgotten that moment of repulsion they experienced when the criminal act took place and in its place there comes forth an out-pouring of sentiment for the accused. But what about the store owner who was mal--icously shot attempting to protect his hard earned property, should we simply forget him merely because three, four, or even five yeais have passed. We think n !in f Explorer president anu --]..n the nationaLHxploring program. The Exp-loreres will also be involved in seminars, discussions and training sessions with '..top government and business leaders. The group will return June 8,
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