Death penalty, also called capital punishment, is when a government or state
executes (kills) someone, usually but not always because they have committed a
May 20, 2008 ... [Editor's Note: The terms "death penalty" and "capital punishment" are frequently
used to mean the same thing. However, some people believe ...
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information on issues concerning capital punishment in the United States.
Death Penalty for Offenses Other Than Murder - State and Federal Laws that
allow Capital Punishment when no death has occurred. DPIC's Page on
Kennedy v ...
This chart chronicles the United State's use of the death penalty over the past four
centuries. The chart highlights the gradual rise in use of capital punishment in ...
*New Mexico and Nebraska abolished the death penalty but their repeals may
not apply retroactively, leaving inmates on death row facing possible execution.
An analysis by DPIC of the study's data further shows that, in states that have the
death penalty, 94.5% of elected prosecutors are white. In 9 death penalty states ...
May 15, 2015 ... Massachusetts outlawed capital punishment in 1982 and hadn't put anyone to
death since 1947. (Tsarnaev was eligible for the death penalty ...
The death penalty is cruel, inhuman and degrading. Amnesty opposes the death
penalty at all times - regardless of who is accused, the crime, guilt or innocence ...
There are many reasons the death penalty should be abolished. It is a complex
issue and it is difficult to point to any single fact or argument as the most ...