By Ben Aulich


Abolish the Death Penalty

US Governor Henry McMaster has recently reigned into law a bill that forces death row inmates to choose between the electric chair or a newly formed firing squad. This will allow his state, South Carolina, to restart executions after a 10 year pause because of a lack of lethal injection drugs. South Carolina is the fourth state in the US to allow executions by firing squads, following Utah, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

In other news, just above this state in North Carolina, two brothers wrongly convicted of rape received $96 million in compensation. The compensation was awarded by a Federal Jury after both brothers were exonerated and released from prison after DNA from a cigarette collected at the crime scene was finally tested. The cigarette tied another person to the crime.

Both brothers were originally sentenced to death.

Is there any better example of why the United States of America should abolish the death penalty?