“Abolish the death penalty”, This is one Campaign promises Written by US President Joe Biden. However, the complexity of the American system may limit its ambitions.
This week New Deal, We deal with an important and controversial issue: the death penalty. In 2019, Trump ended the ban on federal executions that had been in effect since 2003. An ardent supporter of the death penalty, 45e The president will go down in American history for consistently executing thirteen criminals marking the end of his term.
Meanwhile, Biden has made clear on his platform his opposition to the death penalty, in line with his image as a compassionate Catholic, and will be banned from federal executions. But can this go further to the extent of abolishing the death penalty? What does public opinion think? Where is the country in the war on crime?
Has partnered with Slate.fr La Newsletter Sign Exit Time (TTSO) and French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) should broadcast podcasts every Wednesday following American political news New Deal, With Lawrence Norton, head of the North America program at IFRI, and Christophe Caron, editor-in-chief of SlateFR this week
General: DJ. “Cutting It Close” by Freedom
Photo: Paul Buck / AFP