Puerto Ricans Oppose Federal Death Penalty Case

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/17/national/17RICO.html?hp Puerto Rico not had an execution since 1927. It outlawed the practice two years later. So a trial in which the Justice Department is seeking the execution of two men accused of kidnapping and murder has left many Puerto Ricans baffled and angry, the New York Times reports. Politicians, members of the legal establishment, scholars and ordinary residents have denounced the trial, in its second week. They call it a betrayal of the island . . .

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