Tuesday, June 19, 2007
This week's Newsweek carries a great interview with the Death Penalty Information Center's Director, Richard Dieter, discussing the growing distrust of the death penalty in America. In fact, a new national poll finds that 58% of Americans would support a nationwide moratorium! That's not as high as the percentage of Tennesseans (66%) who would support a moratorium in our state, but it's incredible that the message that innocent people get sentenced to death and that the death penalty is unfair has shaken support for the death penalty to such a degree.
Check out the whole story here.