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Death Penalty

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Why We Shouldn’t Kill Hubert Michael

In a popular referendum on election night, the State of California voted by a small margin to keep its death penalty intact; two days later, […]

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Let’s Not Kill People for Using Wikileaks

When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed the UN via a satellite video call from the Ecuadorian embassy in London last week, his usual steadfast, cocky […]

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Why Pennsylvania Doesn’t Need the Death Penalty

Last week the nation’s highest court chose not to hear an appeal filed by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office that sought to reinstate the death […]

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Abolish the Death Penalty

Millions of you across the city, the state, the nation, and even the world are devastated by Georgia’s state-sanctioned murder of Troy Davis. And that’s […]

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Death Penalty: Civilized Punishment or State-Sanctioned Murder?

Those who support the death penalty argue that it’s a deterrent, that it’s reasonable retribution, that certain killers deserve it, that it’s religiously mandated, that […]

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It’s Time to Snuff Out the Death Penalty

Recently, I introduced Senate bill 1218, which would abolish the death penalty in Pennsylvania. New Jersey and New Mexico have recently abolished their death penalty […]