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I used to think the Reader was a fairly reasonable newspaper, until I read the February 16 cover story, "No Mercy." It argues that Robert Hudson, in prison for murder, should be released on parole. He showed no mercy to his victim, but now we should show him mercy and set him free? Strict justice would require that he be sentenced to death; therefore the state has shown him some mercy (a reasonable amount) by giving him a life sentence. How is it better to show him still more mercy and set him free than to show mercy to his potential next victim by keeping him locked up?

Heidi Wheat

Evanston

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