To Abolish the Death Penalty

How the death penalty highlights the racist criminal justice system

“At 630 he frantically began dividing his belongings, which fit in a cardboard box… Ledell willed away his property, which included saltines, cups, and even his condiments. That moment was more than I could take. As tears rolled down my cheeks, there was a friendly face who offered me a Dr. Pepper and said no more.”


“Racism in the criminal justice system is highlighted with the issue of the death penalty. In the state of Missouri, homicides with white victims are seven times more likely to result in a punishment of the death penalty as those of African American victims,” Staci says with emphasis.

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