Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of five inmates after adopting an updated execution protocol.
After 16 years without an execution, Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to execute five death row inmates convicted of murder and rape, in December and January according to a statement from the Department of Justice.
Many Liberals are shocked as the death penalty is seen as a “barbaric” punishment, that is outlawed throughout Europe.
William Barr claims to “protect the most vulnerable in our society”, but one could argue that a life sentence would do the same.
State-sanctioned murder on a Federal level has made an unfortunate comeback.
As many were hoping the death penalty would be a thing in the past, the Trump administration decided it needed a comeback.
The death penalty is still legal in 29 states and the federal government, though there have been no federal executions in 16 years.
This is unfortunate, but it might face potential legal challenges.
The District of Columbia has an ongoing lawsuit involving the federal lethal injection process. There will be a range of questions about how the federal government is obtaining the drug it intends to use.