LETTER: Capital idea to end violence


Those in authority should bring back the electric chair.


Those in authority should bring back the electric chair. The policy should be a ‘life for a life.’ We are tired of all the killings these days.

If one knew that the consequence would be the electric chair, one would think twice before killing someone. Then, our crime rate would go noticeably down. We would be rid of those with a selfish mindset to kill.

Going to the penitentiary is a holiday. We, as taxpayers, pay all their expenses.

An inmate gets a room, bed, television and three meals a day. There are outdoor sports and activities. When weather hinders these outdoor activities, there are table games and movies. One can even further their education or take occupational courses.

Please bring back the electric chair and let us put a stop to all these killings!

Ruth J. Kile, Surrey



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