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Death Penalty Affirmative
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The death penalty is being administer now – the federal government resumed executions this summer despite countless complaints and objections.


Associated Press, 7/14 (2020, “U.S. carries out the 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades after Supreme Court clears the way, https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/14/us-supreme-court-allows-federal-executions-to-proceed.html )
The federal government on Tuesday carried out its first execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee came over the objection of the victims’ relatives and following days of legal wrangling and delays. His final words were: “You’re killing an innocent man.” TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The federal government on Tuesday carried out its first execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee came over the objection of the victims’ relatives and following days of legal wrangling and delays. Lee, 47, of Yukon, Oklahoma, professed his innocence just before he was executed at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. “I didn’t do it,” Lee said. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I’m not a murderer.” His final words were: “You’re killing an innocent man.” The decision to move forward with the first execution by the Bureau of Prisons since 2003 -- and two others scheduled later in the week — drew scrutiny from civil rights groups and the relatives of Lee’s victims, who had sued to try to halt it, citing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has killed more than 135,000 people in the United States and is ravaging prisons nationwide. Critics argued that the government was creating an unnecessary and manufactured urgency for political gain. One of Lee’s lawyers, Ruth Friedman, said it was “shameful that the government saw fit to carry out this execution during a pandemic.” “And it is beyond shameful that the government, in the end, carried out this execution in haste,” Friedman said in a statement. The developments are likely to add a new front to the national conversation about criminal justice reform in the lead-up to the 2020 elections. The execution of Lee, who died at 8:07 a.m. EDT, went off after a series of legal volleys that ended when the Supreme Court stepped in early Tuesday in a 5-4 ruling and allowed it to move forward. Attorney General William Barr has said the Justice Department has a duty to carry out the sentences imposed by the courts, including the death penalty, and to bring a sense of closure to the victims and those in the communities where the killings happened.

Executions will increase because the federal death penalty can be triggered by 60 different offenses and the DOJ is intervening to take over state cases.



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