Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dem bill would end death penalty for federal law


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Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and seven other Democrats have proposed legislation that would eliminate the possibility of imposing the death penalty for a range of federal offenses, including several categories of murder and crimes against the government like treason and espionage.

The Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act, H.R. 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.

Under the bill, the death penalty could no longer be used to punish people for 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.

More @ The Hill

4 comments:

  1. Well I suppose that since those Democrats who are found guilty of treason will live. But so will those who kill them?

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  2. So let me get this straight. You live to be an old man, have minimal income and a bunch of health problems. You are about to be homeless. Solution, go to a non-death penalty state and commit some sort of heinous federal crime and they send you to a place where you have 3 hots and a cot, cable TV and free medical care?
    Heck with some luck you might get Gitmo. Once there you could convert to Islam and you'd be able to order your meals from a menu and bask in the tropical sun.

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