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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) will introduce a bill to abolish the death penalty

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Pressley to introduce bill to end death penalty after DOJ decision

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) will introduce a bill to abolish the death penalty after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that it will resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly two decades.

The bill seeks to “prohibit the use of the death penalty for any violation of federal law, and for other purposes.” It also calls for any person sentenced to death prior to law's enactment to be resentenced.

“The death penalty has no place in a just society,” Pressley tweeted, along with an image of the legislation.Pressley, earlier Thursday, had denounced the Justice Department's decision to resume capital punishment.

The same #racist rhetoric coming from the occupant of the @WhiteHouse, who called for the execution of the #Exonerated5, is what led to this racist, vile policy. It was wrong then and it’s wrong now," she tweeted. "The cruelty is the point - this is by design."

“Under Administrations of both parties, the Department of Justice has sought the death penalty against the worst criminals, including these five murderers, each of whom was convicted by a jury of his peers after a full and fair proceeding. The Justice Department upholds the rule of law—and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.”

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/454844-pressley-to-introduce-bill-to-end-death-penalty-after-doj-decision

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So it was just 'understood' under the previous administrations that nobody was to take any action to actually, you know, schedule executions. Just let them all sit there forever.

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Attorney General William Barr Has Directed the Bureau of Prisons to Adopt an Addendum to the Federal Execution Protocol and Schedule the Executions of Five Death-Row Inmates Convicted of Murdering Children (link: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/federal-government-resume-capital-punishment-after-nearly-two-decade-lapse) justice.gov/opa/pr/federal…

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