Under Trump, federal death penalty cases are ticking up
Associated Press ^
| October 31, 2018
| Jim Mustian
Posted on 10/31/2018 10:40:08 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Before a suspect was even publicly named, President Donald Trump declared that whoever gunned down 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue should suffer the ultimate price and that the death penalty should be brought back into vogue.
Trump has largely gotten his wish, at least on the federal level, with death penalty cases ticking back up under his Justice Department after a near-moratorium on such prosecutions in President Barack Obamas last term, when he directed a broad review of capital punishment and issues surrounding lethal injection.
Trumps attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has so far approved at least a dozen death penalty prosecutions over the past two years, according to court filings tracked by the Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel, with cases ranging from the high profile to the relatively obscure.
They include the man charged with using a rented truck to fatally mow down eight people on a New York City bike path a year ago; three men charged in a fatal armored truck robbery in New Orleans; a gang suspect in Detroit charged with murder in aid of racketeering; and a man charged with fatally shooting a tribal police officer in New Mexico on the nations largest American Indian reservation. [ ]
By comparison, in Obamas final year in office the Justice Department authorized just one capital prosecution, that of Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who fatally shot nine black people in 2015 during a church service in Charleston, South Carolina.
(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com …
Fire up Old Sparkey and buy new ropes! Its time to clean out the prisons.
Before a suspect was even publicly named, President Donald Trump declared that whoever gunned down 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue should suffer the ultimate price
Is that a bad thing? Because that is exactly what I think.
Uh oh. Another crisis for the MSM-Democrats to get outraged over.
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