Nebraska agrees to reintroduce capital punishment

Gepubliceerd op 9 november 2016 om 15:01

The inhabitants of the American Nebraska voted in a referendum for the reintroduction of the death penalty in the state. That reports NBC News.


The death penalty as maximum bearing pressure punishment was abolished last year by the local Senate and replaced by life imprisonment. The residents of the state yesterday could vote on whether the decision should be reversed. More than 57 percent voted for.

The proposal to abolish the death penalty has been poorly received from the beginning. The Republican governor Peter Ricketts called last year to retain the death penalty and threatened to use its veto. His dissenting vote, however, when it was bypassed by a majority of the Senate yet agreed to the proposal. Proponents of the death penalty gathered shortly after the decision enough votes to hold a referendum.

Despite the outcome of the referendum remain opponents of the death penalty positive.Robert Dunham, an expert on the death penalty, told HuffPost that it is important to continue to look at the message that try to convey the legislators. ,, Nebraska last year became the first conservative government that wanted to explore all the nuances of the issue, and concluded that the punishment could best be eliminated. This referendum does not alter this conclusion. "

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