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Kill capital punishment in pursuit of ethical society

Thirty states retain the death penalty, but only eight executed prisoners in 2018. Texas executed 13 of the 25 total inmates killed last year. The Sidekick staff writer Emma Meehan discusses why the death penalty should be abolished in the United States. Graphic by Kaylee Aguilar.

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Death is final. Different from convicted felons sentenced to life in prison, death row inmates cannot appeal if new exonerating evidence comes to light after they are executed.  They are already dead. A conservative estimate by the National Academy of Sciences found that at least 4.1% of deat...

America must abolish Death Penalty, Hair says

Graphic by Brian Hwu.

April 10, 2012

By Thomas Hair Online Copy Editor The United States of America has always stood for something. Right now, however, the United States of America sends a depraved message to the world as a sponsor of murder and revenge - as a sponsor of the death penalty. The death penalty, also known as capit...