3 We Must Not Return To The Noose

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3 We Must Not Return To The Noose

  1. 1. ELA 10B Equality Mr. Germann We Must Not Return to the Noose Pre-Reading Think about the following question and jot down some ideas. 1. Are you in favour or opposed to capital punishment? 2. Do you know of any cases of innocent people being imprisoned? Executed? Reading Read silently Post-Reading / Responding 1. Why do you suppose Roy Cook chose to open his article with the quotation from John Robert Radclive? 2. Which part of this article do you think presents the most powerful reason for not going back to capital punishment? What makes that part so effective? 3. According to Cook, how man y people are working to have apital punishment reinstated? Do you think his numbers are correct? Comment. 4. What changes does Cook suggest we need in the way convincted murderers are handled in our justice system? Do you think the changes he proposes would help to lower the numbers of murders in Canada? Why or why not? 5. According to Cook, What causes the debate about capital punishment to keep coming up in the news? Response Journal 1) What questions would you like to ask Roy Cook? (Come up with four.)

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