By Dudley Sharp
In response to Danny Huizinga’s Nov. 12 column titled “Some conservatives amiss on death penalty,” Conservatives Concerned About The Death Penalty is just a regular anti-death penalty group calling itself conservative.
It uses the same deceptions as all of the regular anti-death penalty groups because they are one.
Death penalty support is at 86 percent, its highest point ever according to Pro Death Penalty Inc.
There are no 130 wrongly convicted released from death row, as Huizinga claims.
There have been 25 to 40 actual innocents identified and released from death rows in the U.S. since 1976, according to ProDPInc.
The proof of actual innocents executed in the U.S. does not exist in the modern era.
Huizinga cites “A study of prosecution costs in Maryland [that] revealed that the average case in which the death penalty was pursued cost $1.9 million more than a case without the death penalty.”
In Maryland, cost review is horrendous, and the study does not find what the article claims it finds.
It appears that at least three states have death penalty protocols that are less expensive than a life without parole sentence.
Responsible, conservative protocols would have every state with less expensive death penalty protocols.
Virginia, which has executed 110 of its murderers since 1976, or 70 percent of those so sentenced, has done so within 7.1 years on average.
Conservatives Concerned About The Death Penalty is just a typical liberal anti-death penalty group calling itself conservative.
Pro-death penalty activist