"One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted." -- Oscar Wilde

Monday, July 6, 2015

USA: Petition to Abolish the Federal Death Penalty

We ask the Federal Government of the United States to abolish the federal death penalty. 

While we recognize the rights of states to determine within their borders the limits of punishment, the United States remains one of increasingly few nations who endorse this archaic practice AS a nation. 

Recently botched lethal injections caused torturous, cruel and unusual deaths for a number of those so sentenced. 

This sort of problem is not the first in the history of the DP's institution. 

Public support for the sentence is currently at an all time low. Fewer states are allowing this sentence than ever in the his. 

Innocent people have been killed and such situations are cruel and blatantly unconstitutional. 

This would be an admirable first step to correctional reform.

Please set this needed example.

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