Should Mass Shooters Get the Death Penalty? Your first reaction is likely, “Well, yes. Duh”. And if that was your reaction, no worries, it used to be my reaction, too. That is until I started to look at the death penalty differently, much in part thanks to today’s guest- Hannah Cox, National Manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty.
Hannah first joined the show last year to discuss the mission and work over at CCATDP, which is a national network of conservative Republicans and Libertarians calling for a re-examination of the American system of capital punishment. Today, Hannah joins the show to discuss whether shooters should get the death penalty and to hear CCATDP’s position on the Trump administration’s resuming the practice of executing death row inmates for the first time in more than 15 years.
Bio: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is a project of Equal Justice USA, a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization working to transform the justice system by promoting responses to violence that break cycles of trauma.
“Conservative Republicans and Libertarians are increasingly looking at the facts and deciding that the death penalty must be ended,” says Hannah. “This is especially true for younger voters on the right who are often leading the way on criminal justice reform as we become increasingly aware of the risks of executing innocent people and the opportunity costs involved with this wasteful system.”