Elizabeth Eisenstadt-Evans, reporter for Lancaster Online, drafted an article about Texas District Attorney Tim Cole. He tried three capital cases in his tenure, but he now believes that the death penalty is no longer acceptable. He said,
“Personally I don’t believe keeping the death penalty is worth the execution of an innocent person. We can correct incarceration. We can’t bring someone back to life.”
CCATDP’s Heather Beaudoin was also included in this piece to describe the how the national is moving away from capital punishment as well. She stated,
“As a nation we are moving away from the death penalty,” says Heather Beaudoin one of the national coordinators for Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, a project of the criminal justice reform group Equal Justice.
Beaudoin, who comes from a conservative religious background, works particularly closely with evangelicals.
“The more we know about the death penalty, the more public opinion has shifted away from it,” she says. “It’s just not worth it anymore.”