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Monday, May 14, 2018

Illinois May Reinstate Death Penalty For Mass Murder, Police Killings


(Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Monday he is seeking to reinstate the death penalty for mass murder and killing a police officer, a move that comes when capital punishment nationwide is at lows not seen for about a quarter century. Rauner, a Republican, said it would bolster public safety, adding defendants in death penalty cases would be tried using a higher standard for determining guilt. “We are intent on avoiding wrongful convictions and the injustice of inconsistency,” he said. Even if lawmakers agree, it would be difficult for Illinois to resume executions due to a shortage of lethal injection drugs caused by a sales boycott by major pharmaceutical companies over ethical concerns. https://ift.tt/2IG82wk http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com

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