Wednesday, June 13, 2007

NOTICE TO FUTURE JURY OF MY OPPOSITION TO DEATH PENALTY IN CASE OF MURDER OF MYSELF OR MINOR CHILDREN

As an inactive lawyer, I cannot give legal advice, nor prepare legal papers. However, I want to share with you a form which I drafted in 1994. I drafted the form to make a point, thinking that one who opposes the death penalty may want to take this method of making a recommendation to a jury of the future. Reads like this:


NOTICE OF OPPOSITION TO THE DEATH PENALTY. I, of sound mind, do hereby declare that in the event that I am a murder victim, NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES, the murderer shall not be sentenced to death by any means. * * *

___________________________________
Prospective Murder Victim

[acknowledgment before notary public]



Such a notice, if duly acknowledged, may be published in the newspaper, or given to the County Clerk, with a request that it be filed for record.

2 comments:

notary public said...

Hi! I admire you regard your convictions!!! I understand your viewpoint on the matter but how about your family/loved ones, what would they feel concerning the murderer? Let's leave it then to God's mercy and loving kindness of course to the justice system! Thanks for sharing and keep it coming! :)

Jack L. Love said...

Jack to Notary: Whoa. I did not sign it! Would not, certainly for my loved ones. But if I knew the death penalty did not deter, I would not hesitate to sign. Did not intend to mislead, merely stir up. My apologies. jack