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Attorney General William Barr has ordered the reinstatement of the federal death penalty after a 16-year pause, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Barr also directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of five death-row inmates convicted of murder, the Justice Department said in a news release.
The executions are slated to take place in December 2019 and January 2020.
“Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the people’s representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the President,” Barr said in a statement.
"The Justice Department upholds the rule of law — and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system," he added.
The last federal execution occurred in 2003, when Louis Jones Jr. was put to death for raping and murdering a 19-year-old female soldier.
There are currently 62 inmates on federal death row, according to a list compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit.
hmm. What is the penalty for treason again? I think we might be needing this penalty soon for a few traitors.
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
I hope this is Epstein related,
when and if the truth comes out and all those sick fecks get exposed I think most of humanity is going to need to see those pricks dancing on the end of a rope for catharsis
originally posted by: Waterglass
a reply to: vonclod
Too many people are on the loose taking murder to the next level these days, especially MS13 when they lop of peoples heads. Then you have ongoing Treason. I assume that you are aware that we are at war in this country. Also toss in ANTIFA and stir.
originally posted by: Tekaran
originally posted by: BlueAjah
What is the penalty for treason again?
I think we might be needing this penalty soon for a few traitors.
My thoughts exactly.
My pity meter for all these folks is sitting on empty right now.
With DNA, cameras, phone records the odds are remarkably low these days of getting it wrong
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: CriticalStinker
Ya, we know what tree is being barked up here.
Both parties prove their willingness to ignore the rule of law when it comes to going after their opponents.