“In a representative government, state executions make every citizen a party to a legalized killing as punishment ... leaving these death sentences in place does not serve the public good of the people of Maryland — present or future.”See story here.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) - who is leaving office next month - has announced that he commute all of the State's remaining death sentences to "life without parole." Maryland repealed the death penalty in 2013 and O'Malley says: