Death penalty

Democratic presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris criticized Attorney General William Barr Thursday for resuming executions of federal prisoners after a nearly 20-year lapse. “This morning, the Department of Justice announced they would resume capital punishment. Let me be clear: capital punishment is immoral and deeply flawed. Too many innocent people have been
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One of the first things political analysts and observers are digging into regarding newly-announced presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is her stances on crime during her days as a prosecutor. On “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Wednesday, Harris was asked about a particularly notable case during which she refused to seek the death penalty
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President Donald Trump vowed to get tough on the opioid epidemic, even proposing the death penalty for some of the worst drug traffickers. “If we don’t get tough on the drug dealers, we are wasting our time,” he said at an event in New Hampshire. “That toughness includes the death penalty.” Trump praised unnamed foreign
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