A Moratorium on Death?

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As survivors of Timothy McVeigh's victims and supporters of capital punishment await his execution, even Texas, which has led the US in recent executions, is hearing a resounding call for a death penalty moratorium. A growing nationwide debate over the death penalty questions its effectiveness as a deterrent as well as its uneven application. We ask "who owns death" and what drives the moratorium movement with families of the Oklahoma City bombing victims, supporters and opponents of capital punishment, and a Texas State Senator who has introduced a bill calling for a death penalty moratorium.
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Federal Trade Commission

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Justice for All

Los Angeles Times


Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation

Pro-death penalty.com

Sen. Shapleigh's bill

When the State Kills

Who Owns Death?



Warren Olney