death penalty

July 25, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Frosh: ‘Once You’ve Executed Someone, You Can’t Take It Back’

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh disagrees with a federal plan to begin using the death penalty again, which Maryland abolished in 2013. “We went through this debate in Maryland. The problem is the government makes mistakes, and when life and death is on the line, you can’t afford to make mistakes,” Frosh said. “Once you’ve […]

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May 2, 2013 | Staff Writer

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 […]

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March 12, 2013 | Staff Writer

photo Elbridge James

Does Maryland Need the Death Penalty? (Video)

“21 This Week” host Casey Aiken notes the Maryland Senate narrowly passed a bill last week to repeal the death penalty in Maryland. Casey asks his panel whether Maryland should have the death penalty. Guest Elbridge James, Progressive MD President of the Board notes that studies show the death penalty does not prevent crime. Take […]

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