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Wyoming's Death Penalty Law in question again

 

January 30, 2020

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Above: Sabrina King of the ACLU.

Who gets to decide who should live and die? In 1976 the United States Supreme Court decided that twelve men and women would be able to make that decision when it reinstated the death penalty. Since then there have been 1499 executions in the United States, including one in 1992 in the state of Wyoming. Proponents of the death penalty would argue that it is a deterrent to criminals, keeping them from committing heinous crimes as well as encouraging those who face the death penalty to cooperate with investigators. Opponents of the death penalty argue that it doesn't decrease crime, and that d...



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