Revisiting capital punishment
After a four-year moratorium, the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Since then, 1,264 people have been executed in the United States. Only 28 of those executions have taken place in Louisiana, but our neighbors to the west, the “great state of Texas,” have executed a whopping 474 people.
The federal government sees capital punishment as a deterrent to crime.
If capital punishment were working as deterrence, I don’t believe there would be 3,199 people on death row in the United States.