Attorney General Barr Reinstating Death Penalty at Federal Level

Published by Matt Fishman on

Today the United States Attorney General William Barr announced he is reinstating the death penalty at the federal level. The Attorney General (AG) “has directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons… to resume capital punishment after a nearly two decade lapse.” Immediately, AG Barr is calling for “the executions of five death-row inmates convicted of murdering, and in some cases torturing and raping… children and the elderly.” Barr commented that “these five murderers [were] convicted by a jury of his peers after a full and fair proceeding,… and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.” He also added how Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty” and “both parties [have] sought the death penalty against the worst criminals.”

  1. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/federal-government-resume-capital-punishment-after-nearly-two-decade-lapse

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