Even Death Row is hit by the downturn

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Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland, was quoted by the New York Times in February as stating that capital cases cost three times as much as homicide cases where the death penalty is not sought. Capital cases are expensive because the trials tend to take longer and require more lawyers and more costly expert witnesses. They are also far more likely to lead to multiple appeals.

It’s hard not to let the sarcasm sneak into one’s discourse when economic factors determine the institutional taking of human lives. Particularly interesting is the rhetoric because it suggests the even the death penalty is a commodity that can not be afforded in these economically-restrained times (>>More http://www.t-post.se/show.asp?issue=44).

And so, “Death Penalty Economy Measure” designed by David Foldvari, was born, and features on our latest issue of T-post.

David is one of our favourite illustrators at the moment, he is a Hungarian whose spent most of his life living in the UK. We could talk about his dark humour, eastern European roots and amazing craftsmanship, but instead direct you to his website at www.davidfoldvari.co.uk as his illustrations speak for themselves.

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