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This march has been happening for 18 years and is organized by the familys of murder victims because they never intended for these people to be put to death, they just wanted these people to be punished for there crimes. So many types of ethnicity and races come together in attempts to abolish this way of punishment.
After Julie Heath death it was found out that Eric Randall Nance was the killer and he had raped her also. In 1994 when all of this was happening 80% of Americans favored the death penalty. The death penalty does not really give closure to the family because the criminal is dead now and there is no longer any investigation.
The Pennington County Commissioners has agreed to grant a half of a million dollars to defend two men facing first-degree murder charges. The law says that if you are facing the death penalty and cannot afford the required two layers the country will pay for you and you will owe it back later. All in all the death penalty is very expensive
Republican law makers are trying very hard to repeal the death penalty due to lots of long appeals and wrongful convictions. Over the course of the last five years 10 times more GOP legislators moved for repeal compared to 2000. Thirty one states allow the death penalty and that is wrong.
The court is making it so that you have to review the mental state and other things before you be sentenced to death. For an example you cannot afford a lawyer or a good defense so you don't have a good case and you are put to death. That is not fair.
Just a bit after Gov. Tom Wolf said "a flawed system that has been proven to be an endless cycle of court proceedings, as well as ineffective, unjust and expensive." Researchers even conducted a study on this the death penalty to see what the numbers look like for different ethnicity and races and the likely hood of being arrested increased 6 percent for white people and 8 for black.