To the Editors:

Over the past few years I have attended demonstrations and vigils, rung doorbells and signed petitions against the death penalty. In all that time I don't believe I've ever read as compelling an indictment of capital punishment as that provided by Caitlin Hurwit in the November 13 op-ed, "The execution of convicts is inappropriate, cruel and irreversible." Bravo!

Capital punishment has nothing to do with justice or crime prevention and everything to do with vengeance. It is an abomination that brings no honor to the United States.


Nathaniel Harrison '68