Those Who Kill


Those Who Kill

Facts taken from Amnesty International reports

(THE PARTY new - n. 6 - march 1992)

Thirtysix states in the USA have the death penalty:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.
Some of the crimes punished with the death sentence are: wilful murder attended by aggravating circumstances, homicide following an aircraft hijack, serious crimes committed by members of the armed forces.

Those who kill minors

The execution of minors is expressly provided for or allowed in 24 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming. There are 30 people in 12 states currently awaiting execution who were underage when they committed their crimes.

Those who kill pregnant women

A 1983 survey showed that the execution of pregnant women was allowed in 10 states.

Those who kill the mentally ill

Between 1985 and 1986, mentally handicapped people were executed in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia.

Those who kill black people

Despite making up 12% of the population, black people account for 41% of those who are condemned to death. In 1987, although there were roughly the same number of blacks and whites murdered, 86% of those who were sentenced to death had killed a white person.