November 1st, 2013
12:57 AM ET

The death penalty at a crossroads

A recent Gallup poll shows support for the death penalty is at its lowest level since 1972. States like California have plenty of people on death row, but rarely carry out executions. Andrew Sullivan makes the case, "When you have someone locked up forever and can't hurt anyone, the death penalty becomes a form of vengence"

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Filed under: AC360 Later • Andrew Sullivan • Death penalty • Jeffrey Toobin
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