Issue: The Death Penalty

"More than 100 countries have abolished the death penalty in law or practice. The USA by contrast has increased its rate of executions and the number of crimes punishable by death. Thirty-eight states currently have the death penalty on their statute books." (from The Death Penalty in the United States of America.)

"An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life. Morality is never upheld by legalized murder."
- Coretta Scott King

"A Step Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty", a news release from Amnesty International...

Relevant Links

ACLU Death Penalty page

The Case Against the Death Penalty

Death Penalty Information Center
Death Penalty QUIZ

Links on the death penalty

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