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Instead of co-opting victims’ voices, political candidates and elected officials should center them.
Survivors’ needs and opinions vary—and many have not found justice when they turn to the criminal legal system.
William Barr says the government owes it to the victims and their families to resume federal executions. In doing so, he’s ignoring important facts about the death penalty—and the actual wishes of victims’ families.
Daniel S. Harawa
With Danielle Sered of Common Justice
Adam H. Johnson
The state’s narrow interpretation gives too much weight to voices that support a punitive criminal legal system, advocates say.