In the meantime, read the Governor O'Malley's amazing editorial on the issue from today's WAPO. My favorite tidbit:
Human dignity is the concept that leads brave individuals to sacrifice their lives for the lives of strangers. Human dignity is the universal truth that is the basis of ethics. Human dignity is the fundamental belief on which the laws of this state and this republic are founded. And absent a deterrent value, the damage done to the concept of human dignity by our conscious communal use of the death penalty is greater than the benefit of even a justly drawn retribution.Thank you, Sir. Lets hope the assembly joins him.
Update: You can help the Death Penalty repeal pass by contacting your legislators and urging them to vote yes on HB225 and SB211.