Death penalty on downward trend

Death penalty on downward trend

There are 1 comment on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Feb 13, 2011, titled Death penalty on downward trend. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Death sentences across the country have fallen sharply over the past 10 years, with the 112 people sentenced to death last year the lowest total in 35 years Death sentences across the country have fallen sharply over the past 10 years, with the 112 people sentenced to death last year the lowest total in 35 years Only once in 2010 did a criminal ...

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#1 Feb 13, 2011
Too bad that this article has more errors in it than facts.

My favorite one is the stattement that the DPIC is a "non-partisan group". That by itself is an out and out lie. It is the greatest source of anti-death penalty propaganda around. Very few of its statistics are accurate and the rest are slanted. Example, there were not 112, there were 129.

Most of their statistics cannot be verified, because they use arbitrary cut off dates that cannot be checked. Example, they do not use December 31 for year end figures. They have also come up with their own definitions of terms.

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