TITLE

Understanding the ultimate punishment

AUTHOR(S)
WILLIAMS, JASMIN K.
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;10/6/2011, Vol. 102 Issue 40, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the debate over use of capital punishment with reference to two cases including execution of Troy Davis in Georgia and Lawrence Brewer in Texas. It is stated that it is an issue that divides the U.S. as thirty-four states allow death penalty while 16 states do not.
ACCESSION #
67265237

 

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