Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona board member Dan Peitzmeyer shared his views with the Arizona Republic about Nebraska’s repeal of the death penalty.
Society is not benefiting from killing: we are not safer; victims’ family members do not get closure; it does not deter; we risk executing the innocent. Capital punishment is far more costly than the alternatives. In short, we’re not getting the best bang for our bucks.
You can read the rest of the interview by following this link.
Two Arizona Republic columnists, Laurie Roberts and Linda Valdez, also offered commentary on the death penalty. Roberts’s article is “Arizona should follow Nebraska and dump death penalty” and Valdez’s article is “Nebraska makes it trendy for GOP to ban death penalty.”