Trump Administration Plans To Use Its Last Days To Execute 4 Black Men And The First Woman In 70 Years
The first execution is scheduled for International Human Rights Day and the last is slated for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
December 01, 2020 at 1:05 am
With the first execution slated for International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean said on Monday’s episode of Democracy Now! that Trump’s decision to execute the group is a result of bestowing absolute power to people not fit to make such critical decisions.
“It just shows when you give absolute power over life and death to government officials, they can really do what they want,” she said. “And then for this to happen, it’s just—see, I’ve accompanied six people to execution. It’s this absolute power to take a human being who is alive and make these inscrutable decisions all along the way.”