Source: The Economist

Category: Politics

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3 Responses to “Slow Death of the Death Penalty in America”

  1. johnl says:

    I suppose those waving the Old Testament or the Qur’an would argue in support of such things.
    But I often wonder, can a society call itself civilized and kill it’s own citizens?

  2. leszek says:

    How many innocent people have been executed so far?
    http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/executed-possibly-innocent

    Even one innocent death makes us all murderers since that’s the system we chose to have.

  3. Mayson says:

    Interestingly, death sentences peaked in ’94 at 315, and have fallen to 79 in 2012 and 2013…