Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty in the All Things Crime Blog

By Marc Hyden BJW Nashe from the All Things Crime Blog penned an article today describing recent developments in the highly contentious death penalty debate. As Nashe highlights recent controversial events related to the current system of capital punishment, he suggests there is common ground between liberals and conservatives on this issue. Nashe uses Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty as his case in point. He states, We are now seeing a significant number of conservatives, including key figures in Republican and Libertarian circles, rethinking their position in regard to the death penalty. Firing squads, gas chambers, and lethal injections are no longer all that appealing to these folks. A new coalition called Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty (CCATDP) debuted at CPAC in Maryland last year, and has since gained considerable publicity. This group argues that executions are too costly, too ineffective as a deterrent to crime, and an egregious exercise of state power that poses a threat to individual rights.

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