Take a stand against the death penalty!

In 2014 we've seen the horrific botched executions of Michael Lee Wilson and Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma, Dennis McGuire in Ohio, and Joseph Wood in Arizona. States are trying increasingly desperate measures to cloak their executions in secrecy. A new study showed us that 1 in every 25 death row inmates could possibly be innocent. And we continue to waste valuable dollars that could be better spent on public safety or education.

The evidence is clear - the death penalty is a total failure and a violation of human rights.

It's time to take a stand.  Sign the petition to stay involved, participate in action alerts, and get the latest death penalty news.

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Number Date Name Location Why do you support ending ...
3281 3 weeks ago Jacob Igbinadolor Yaba Lagos Nigeria., ot I support the ending of the death penalty because instead of death sentence to end lives, restitution can be effected which may inturn improve the lives of these inmates.
3280 3 months ago Linette Schreiber Ardmore, PA Because besides it being cruel and vengeful, it often targets the wrong people (those who later are found innocent)! On the other hand, we need to change our entire penal system to support l...
3279 3 months ago Samantha Spar NY There are several reasons to end the death penalty. Innocent people have been put to death. Executions have been botched. The death penalty has never been proven to deter crime. It costs taxpayers m...
3278 4 months ago Ornella Abollino Pinerolo, ot
3277 4 months ago Mark M Giese Email Address, WI The death penalty has never been shown to have a unique deterrent effect on crime and is brutalizing to all involved in its application; should the executed be later found innocent, as has happened,...
3276 4 months ago carmen ruiz zatagoza, ot
3275 4 months ago Sheila Pyatt OAKLAND, CA
3274 4 months ago Chad Johnson Long Beach, CA
3273 4 months ago Gary McCuen Salem, OR
3272 4 months ago Judith Pack Red Bank, NJ
3271 4 months ago sharon whalley Blackburn, ot I have always opposed the death penalty, believing it to have no place in a modern society. The only purpose that it appears to serve, where it remains in force, is that of retribution.
In a mo...
3270 4 months ago Elizabeth Nipper Poplar Bluff, MO Murdering the murderer does not bring back the dead. Two wrongs do not make a right.
3269 4 months ago Anne Wayman SAN DIEGO, CA It's a mark of our own insanity and cruelness.
3268 4 months ago Nancy Honeychuck Spring Valley, MN It has occasioned many tragic miscarriages of justice. it is ineffective in preventing more crime. The acceptance of such a practice makes us all part of backwards, more violent society.
3267 4 months ago Hazel Poolos Richfield, NC because it is cruel and inhumane
3266 4 months ago Uschi F. ot Death Penalty is wrong!
3265 4 months ago Charlotte MENS ÉRAGNY, ot Killing someone is wrong, no matter what he did.
3264 5 months ago Anonymous
3263 5 months ago Jörg Paulsen Kiel, germany, ot Murdering a murderer is murder, nothing else. Death penalty takes a society on the same moral level than the murderer. Bible says you shall not kill.
3262 5 months ago elsa tsanika lisbon, ot killing a killer will never be the answer.cant tolerate it.what is the example given by the states that go on killing?no respect, thats all i feel for these states.
3261 5 months ago Jean-Luc Mercier Huntington, NY
3260 5 months ago judit bouman groningen, ot The death penalty is a totally wrong "punishment" and belongs to the past. it is primitively based on revenge and as a gouvernement, one should act intelligent.
3259 5 months ago Jeannine Powers CO As a nurse, it is against my professional Code of Ethics to participate in an execution; the same is true for physicians. Without qualified medical personnel, executions will continue to be botched....
3258 5 months ago Ginger Holman Oakland, CA The death penalty is against my spiritual and moral beliefs. I don't believe in cruel and unusual punishment. I don't believe in revenge killings. That is what the death penalty means to me: crue...
3257 5 months ago Karen Gorman Arlington, MA It is barbaric to say the least!
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