Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The "pro-life" administration recently announced that it is reemploying the use of the death penalty in federal cases. As Human Rights Watch reported the announcement is a "slap in the face" to those advocating for true reform in a criminal justice system that has proven over and over again to be discriminatory.
The revival ignores not only racial discrimination but the increasing awareness that significant amounts of prisoners are being exonerated. One consequences of the public coverage of exonerations is that public support for the death penalty is declining,
The decision contributes to the international criticism that the US has lost all moral leadership, particularly in when it comes to human rights.