A solemn day. Barring a stay by Sup Ct, & with my final nod, Utah will use most extreme power & execute a killer. Mourn his victims. Justice. [...] I just gave the go ahead to Corrections Director to proceed with Gardner's execution. May God grant him the mercy he denied his victims. [...] We will be streaming live my press conference as soon as I'm told Gardner is dead. Watch it at www.attorneygeneral.Utah.gov/live.html.
People who change their religion should face the death penalty.
Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.
Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty... mine's putting in an express lane.
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious - and therefore immoral - I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
There's a War Crimes Act in the United States passed by a Republican Congress in 1996, which says that grave breaches of the Geneva Convention are subject to the death penalty. And that doesn't mean the soldier that committed them - that means the commanders.
Most states in the union where the death penalty is theoretically on the books don't have executions.
McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done.
States without the death penalty have had consistently lower murder rates. And national murder rates have declined steadily since 1992, despite fewer executions.
The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members.
The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.
Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis.
The death penalty question should be put on the agenda in Hungary.
I believe life imprisonment is far worse than the death penalty.
I support the death penalty. But I also think there has to be no margin for error.
We're also the only country that has the Death Penalty. That's something to boast about, isn't it?
For one, as I've written before, the death penalty is plainly unjust. When the number of wrongful convictions and death penalty cases that are eventually exonerated number in the hundreds, if not thousands, we can not call it a moral system.