O retorno da pena de morte
Depois de algum tempo sem executar, hoje um novo prisioneiro deve reiniciar a temporada de sacrifícios humanos para redimir condutas anteriores. E claro, é apenas a primeira de diversas execuções que vão ser levadas em frente depois da (re) validação da injeção letal pela suprema corte americana:
Roughly 15 death row prisoners are scheduled to be put to death between now and October, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. This flood of executions is the result of the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the constitutionality of a troubling form of lethal injection.
We believe that the taking of a life by the state is in all cases wrong, but it is particularly so with the deeply flawed system that exists today. Many defendants lack adequate legal representation at their trials, race distorts who is sentenced to death for what crimes and juries are “death qualified” — jurors with moral objections to the death penalty are removed. As the recent rash of DNA exonerations has shown, judges and juries too often sentence innocent people to death.
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