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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Talk About It ... Let's send killers to Death Penalty Island. If killing is wrong, isn't wrong to kill a killer? Columnist John Grogan thinks so, though he's found a couple of cases so heinous he'd make an exception. Well, how about this for a reduced-guilt switch? You find a big deserted island and exile the worst convicted murderers there. No guards. No police. And if, as might be hoped, they all do each other in, no blood on society's hands. Airdrops of meals -- and weapons -- optional, according to conscience. If you figure out whether I'm kidding, let me know.