Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty

CCATDP October Updates!

Welcome to October!

International Wrongful Convictions Day

This Tuesday, October 2nd is the Fifth Annual International Wrongful Conviction Day. According to the organizers, this is a day set aside to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful convictions and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families.

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CCATDP National Manager Tapped as Newsmax Contributor

The leader of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is now a Newsmax Insider. Twice a month, Hannah Cox will be writing about the failures of the criminal justice system and especially the death penalty.

Newsmax is a leading conservative news outlet that receives nearly 70,000 unique daily visitors. The company is ranked as the 3rd most trafficked political website.

You can follow her blog Life and Liberty here and read her first article, “Do You Support the Death Penalty,” here.

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Society and the State: New Interview with CCATDP’s National Manager Hannah Cox

Our National Manager, Hannah Cox, joined Connor Boyack, President of the Libertas Institute in Utah, and his cohost Bryan Hyde on their podcast Society and the State this week.

On the episode, the three discussed the death penalty system in the US and the reasons each of them changed their stance from supporters to abolitionists.

From the show’s website: “Concern over the death penalty isn’t just limited to bleeding hearts and liberals. It’s not a matter of coddling criminals. DNA evidence and other technological advances are proving that genuinely innocent people are sitting on Death Row or have been executed. Questions about the inefficiency, inequity and inaccuracy within the justice system mean that opposition to the death penalty is finding acceptance in conservative circles as well.”

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Despite Override Failure in New Hampshire, Support is Growing for Death Penalty Repeal

This week, New Hampshire came only two votes of shy of being able to override the Governor’s veto on death penalty repeal legislation. Despite this temporary setback, the state has shown real progress on the issue that is sure to continue next year, and that matches the momentum in the rest of the country for repeal.

A new article from the Crime Report notes these gains and the work of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty.

From the article:

“Thirty-one states still have death penalty laws still on the books, and 12 of those states have an official moratorium on executions. Earlier this year, CCADP told The Crime Report the group was hopeful about repeal efforts in New Hampshire, Washington State, and Utah. While none have yet succeeded, observers still note a trend favoring abolition.”

It went on to note:

“Even in red states not yet examining repeal, we have seen good momentum from leadership on this issue,” CCADP’s Hannah Cox told The Crime Report, noting Ohio Gover

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Why you shouldn’t be surprised that conservatives opposed the death penalty in New Hampshire

A new article in the Washington Examiner examines the reasons a growing number of conservatives are opposed to the death penalty and links back to Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty multiple times.

From the article:

“Perhaps more fundamentally, however, another guiding star of conservatism is limited government and opposition to giving political leaders more power than they need. With the death penalty, which is clearly not needed to keep dangerous individuals off the streets in the modern world, granting the state authority over life and death is hardly justifiable.”

The article went on to note:

“In short, although the override of the governor’s veto in New Hampshire was unsuccessful, it should not be surprising that more conservatives now oppose the death penalty. Many of them came together to abolish Nebraska’s death penalty in 2015, although the voters later overturned them in a referendum. The field is moving on this issue, and hopefully others will join the fight to abolish the practice.&

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Michelle Malkin Joins Other Famous Conservatives in Calling for an End to the Death Penalty

Conservative firebrand and author Michelle Malkin has lent her voice to the growing number of conservatives now opposing the death penalty.

In recent months, Malkin has penned a series of heavy-hitting, thought-provoking articles examining the nation’s record of wrongful convictions, prosecutorial misconduct, and other injustices. Recently she tweeted that due to her work and consequential awareness of the flaws within the system, she is no longer supporting the death penalty.