Should We Execute Children?
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Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court held that people who commit crimes under the age of 18 cannot be executed by the State.
Is this a wise decision? What will be its impact?
High above the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, the words are inscribed: “EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW.” But if poor criminal defendents get a lesser justice because they can’t afford decent attorneys, doesn’t that motto ring hollow?
Mark will discuss the current state of justice for criminal defendants with Ryan King, Research Associate for The Sentencing Project, which promotes reduced reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives to deal with crime.