2022-08-25 11:53:17

Killing Spree: Starting Today, Oklahoma to Execute One Man Per Month for Next 2 Years Amid Protests

Oklahoma plans to execute a person a month for the next two years, starting today. Democracy Now gets an update from Connie Johnson, former state senator and murder victim family member with the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and speaks with world-renowned anti-death-penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean. "Our death penalty is broken. It always was from the beginning," Prejean tells Democracy Now! "I recognize that this is torture and an abuse of human rights. In time, with our help, as we continue to get the word out, the American people are going to see that, too. And we are going to end this thing." Oklahoma has a history of botched executions, wrongful convictions, and prosecution misconduct. "We get it wrong here often," says Johnson. "We don't want anyone executed."

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