Republican State Representative Monica Youngblood will again be sponsoring legislation to reinstate the death penalty in New Mexico in the upcoming 2017 New Mexico legislative session. Proposing to reinstate the death penalty is political pandering and grandstanding at its best when she knows it has little or no chance of passing. But hey, she got her front page headline in the Albuquerque Journal that wants the death penalty reinstated. Someone needs to tell Representative Youngblood she already won re-election and please tell her that we are suppose to be a civilized society and that the death penalty is nothing more than an “eye for an eye” approach to criminal justice and it does not deter crime. The trend nationally is that states are abolishing the death penalty with many people on death row being released for crimes they did not commit because of scientific evidence. No mention of how Representative Youngblood is going to pay for the millions it is going to cost reinstating the death penalty and putting people behind bars for longer periods. No mention if she is going to increase the budgets of the Judiciary, DA offices, Public Defenders Office and the prison system to get the job done. But then again, Representative Youngblood you got your front page story.