Capital Punishment

Jessica Gooding | Philadelphia needs Larry Krasner

Wanna Be a Baller | Tuesday’s primary will determine Philadelphia’s future, and that future must include Larry Krasner By Jessica Gooding 05/17/21 12:06 am District Attorney Larry Krasner (left) speaking at a Penn Democrats sponsored event on October 16, 2018. Credit: Sage Levine My first assignment as an intern in …

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The death penalty must end – MIR

Last month, Virginia became the last US state to abolish Capital punishment. This is a historic milestone, given that Virginia, which carried out the most executions in American history, is now the first Southern state to abandon the practice. Along with Virginia, 23 states now have banned death penalty, and …

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Opinion: bring out the firing squad

Reading reports last week about the establishment of the firing squad as a legal means of execution in South Carolina, some people may have been surprised to note in the articles that Mississippi already has such an option. To my knowledge, firing squads have never been used by the Mississippi …

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Oppose the death penalty in Iowa

The death penalty is one of those topics avoided in conversation because most people recognize its controversial nature. Iowa and many other states that abolished the use of the death penalty decades ago have made countless attempts to reinstate it. Iowa first abolished the death penalty in 1872, but after …

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