MD Lt Gov Anthony Brown

Lt. Governor Issues Statement on Death Penalty

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown issued the following statement on May 2 after the signing of legislation marking a formal end to Maryland’s death penalty:

“We have a responsibility to do everything in our power to hold violent criminals accountable, but the facts prove that the death penalty is racially biased, demonstrably unreliable, and an ineffective deterrent to crime. In Maryland, justice will be appropriately severe for horrible crimes while we still remain committed to fairness and equality within our criminal justice system.”

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