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Death Penalty Use Declining Nationwide

Society & Culture  (tags: death penalty, Supreme Court )

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Washington (CNN) -- Use of capital punishment by states continues its steady decline, with fewer death sentences handed down in 2009 than any year since the death penalty was reinstated by the Supreme Court in 1976.

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Past Member (0)
Friday December 18, 2009, 7:41 am
aw wow, that's a very interesting fact!

Alice C. (1797)
Friday December 18, 2009, 11:13 am
It's about time.

Beth M. (46)
Friday December 18, 2009, 4:31 pm

Dorothy D. (54)
Friday December 18, 2009, 4:51 pm
when the death penalty if gone from every state then maybe we can truly call ourselves human beings.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Friday December 18, 2009, 5:54 pm
Thanks Kristi. This is wonderful news!

Jaclin S. (230)
Friday December 18, 2009, 6:02 pm
Kristi great news - thank you. Brightest Blessings Love & Light

Sheila G. (267)
Friday December 18, 2009, 11:03 pm
well Thank God! DNA is proving many innocent, some of them on are on death row waiting to have convictions over turned. so glad we have this at our disposal, horrilbe to murder the wrong person, and also know the guilty is out there free.

Richard N. (1)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 5:04 am
mixed feelings on this...

Chris K. (1231)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 8:05 am
noted - thanks
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