Death Penalty

It's time for a new ethic---justice without vengeance.

For the past 25 years, executions have taken place somewhere in America almost every week. They happened in the dead of night.

Finding himself in agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union and at odds with Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson said "a moratorium [on executions] would indeed be very appropriate..."

Kari Jo Verhulst 5-01-2000
Benetton's ads open eyes. Can they say lives?

Ninety-eight people were executed in the United States last year—30 more than in 1998 and the most since 1951.

Andrew Schleicher 9-01-1999

The Supreme Court upheld the death penalty in June, but that didn’t deter the Abolitionist Action Committee from holding its sixth annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty

Carol Fennelly 7-01-1998
The death penalty is nothing more than revenge.
Joe Nangle 1-01-1998

"The hardest part in this is seeing the pain, not only the pain of those I love, but the pain of everybody involved.

Monica Kennedy 5-01-1996

I am going to begin this story, in a sense, where it ended, and where it will never end.

Julie Polter 5-01-1996
Hearing the facts about the death penalty.
Rose Marie Berger 3-01-1996
The challenge of Dead Man Walking
Joyce Hollyday 8-01-1986

A nationwide rise in vindictive activity toward death row prisoners and their advocates seems to confirm a trend of opinion about the death penalty in the last two decades.