What Will Doom the Death Penalty – Capital Punishment, Another Failed Government Program?
By DANIEL LaCHANCESEPT. 8, 2014, The Opinion Pages | New York Times
“To opponents of the death penalty, recent accounts of botched executions and DNA-based exonerations of death-row prisoners have revived hope that judges and voters will finally see capital punishment for what it is: an intolerable affront to human dignity. But while such optimism is understandable, it is misplaced. Support for capital punishment is, in fact, in decline — but it’s less the result of a moral awakening on the part of the public than a symptom of a 40-year-plus process of disillusionment…”