More Death by a Thousand Cuts

Posted: September 16, 2016 by Nazim in Death Penalty


We’ve been talking about how, gradually, we’ve moving away from the death penalty, instead of simply abolishing it. A Republican former attorney general for Ohio states plainly why that punishment is no longer worth it. An excerpt:

It has become clear to me that what matters most is the personal predilections of a county prosecutor. Consider Cuyahoga County, which until 2012 was seeking the death penalty in dozens of cases a year. Last year Cuyahoga County sought none. Crime rates did not plunge. There was a new prosecutor.

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