Politics
8:18 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Death Penalty Opponents Ask Beshear for Support

Activists with the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty have sent Governor Steve Beshear more than 1,500 postcards asking him to sign no more death warrants and get rid of the punishment. Each card calls the death penalty “a risky, arbitrary, unfair, ineffective and costly distraction from justice.”

Death penalty opponents say the system is broken and that the Commonwealth should follow the lead of other states that have ended capital punishment. Kentucky has executed three people since the death penalty’s reinstatement in 1976.