Execution Drop Makes Some Think That It Is Fading Away

 

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"Is the death penalty in America gradually dying? There have been just two executions since May 1 and the total for 2016 probably will hit a 25-year low." Read more from the Seattle Times after the flip.

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"Life Requires More From Us Than Death"

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From The Huffington Post--"The United States of America was born in violence. The brutality, severity, and ubiquity of violence during slavery preceded and followed our country’s founding. It was, indeed, inscribed and fundamentally baked into the parchment of our constitution. For many of us this is a difficult and disturbing truth to face, but one we know too well." Link after the flip. 

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"Death Penalty Punishes Survivors Like Me"; Column

An incredibly powerful piece in USA Today from Tanya Coke, sister of Sandra Coke, a mitigation specialist who was murdered a few years ago in California. Link to the piece after the flip. 

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