I read with amusement that the police chiefs consider the death penalty no deterrent to violent crime ("Death Penalty No Deterrent, Police Chiefs Say," Oct. 20). How would they know? It's been a decade since Pennsylvania executed Gary Heidnik.
Currently there are 228 men and women on death row in Pennsylvania. The taxpayers make sure they get three meals a day and free health care. I would bet anything that if you would start executing 15 to 20 a month, you would see a dramatic drop in violent crime. But once again, thanks to the liberal morons and the American Civil Liberties Union, that will never happen.