Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brady Calls on Quinn to Lift Death Penalty Moratorium

From the Campaign Office of Senator Bill Brady for Governor

Senator Bill Brady, Republican candidate for Governor, released the following statement today:

Gov. Quinn needs to lift the death penalty moratorium that was unjustly imposed in Illinois nearly a decade ago. No Governor has the right to put themselves in front of the law of the land.

The death penalty should be a punishment available to prosecutors for the extreme and heinous crimes in society today. I support capital punishment, particularly for those criminals who would continue to impose a threat to society even while behind bars.

We have worked to put in place sufficient safeguards to prevent unfair prosecutions and innocent people from being put to death. That is why I am calling on Gov. Quinn to lift the moratorium, effective immediately.

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