Should we abolish the federal death penalty? House Democrats say yes

Eight Democrats in the House of Representatives including Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) have put forth the Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act, known as H.R. 3741.  This legislation would remove the possibility of imposing the death penalty for treason as well as a range of other federal offenses which include several categories of murder and crimes against the government like espionage.

According to The Hill,

The Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act. (HR 3741) would “end the death penalty for assassination or kidnapping that results in the death of the president or vice president, and also ends it for the murder of a member of Congress.”

The list goes on: “using a weapon of mass destruction, or murder done via torture, child abuse, war crimes, aircraft hijackings, sexual abuse, bank robberies or the willful wrecking of a train.”

And there is even more like “using chemical or biological materials to kill could also no longer result in the death penalty, nor could deaths related to treason or espionage. The death or injury of an unborn child could not result in the death penalty either.”

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Wayne Dupree

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