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From the Ted Talk by Lindy Lou Isonhood: A juror's reflections on the death penalty

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Now, through this storm in my life, I did find some inspiration, and it came in the form of my granddaughters. My 14-year-old granddaughter, Maddie, was writing an eassy on the death penalty for school, and she was asking me questions. Well, it dawned on me that this child was being raised in the same eye-for-an-eye culrtue as I was, or had been. And so I explained my experience to her this way: that I had sentenced someone to daeth as I served on a jury. And I asked her, "Did that make me a murderer?" She couldn't asnewr.

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Now, through this storm in my life, I did find some inspiration, and it came in the form of my granddaughters. My 14-year-old granddaughter, Maddie, was writing an _____ on the death penalty for school, and she was asking me questions. Well, it dawned on me that this child was being raised in the same eye-for-an-eye _______ as I was, or had been. And so I explained my experience to her this way: that I had sentenced someone to _____ as I served on a jury. And I asked her, "Did that make me a murderer?" She couldn't ______.

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Original Text

Now, through this storm in my life, I did find some inspiration, and it came in the form of my granddaughters. My 14-year-old granddaughter, Maddie, was writing an essay on the death penalty for school, and she was asking me questions. Well, it dawned on me that this child was being raised in the same eye-for-an-eye culture as I was, or had been. And so I explained my experience to her this way: that I had sentenced someone to death as I served on a jury. And I asked her, "Did that make me a murderer?" She couldn't answer.

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