Russ Feingold

It's just really tragic that after all the horrors of the last 1,000 years, we can't leave behind something as primitive as government sponsored execution.

-Russ Feingold

Aberon Waugh

The main objection to killing people as a punishment...is that killing people is wrong.

-Aberon Waugh

Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun

From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

-Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun

John Donne

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.

-John Donne

Helen Prejean

Government... can't be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of it's citizens to kill.

-Sister Helen Prejean

Delaware

Bill introduced to repeal death penalty in Delaware

Bill introduced to repeal death penalty in Delaware

Some state lawmakers, religious leaders and citizens are calling for the repeal of Delaware’s death penalty. A bill, spearheaded by Senator Karen Peterson, would not only abolish the death penalty, but it would also modify existing death row sentences to life in prison without the possibility of parole. There are 17 men on Delaware’s death row in Delaware.

 

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