Elisabeth Semel Criticizes Capital Punishment

-City on a Hill Press (UCSC), February 17, 2011 by Joey Bien-Kahn

Semel said that during moratoriums like the current one, the needless nature of capital punishment is most evident…. “If we can go that long without executing anyone, why do we need it?” she said. “It doesn’t make us safer. It doesn’t make us a more just society.”

-KPIX-TV, February 22, 2011 Host Robert Lyles

Professor Lis Semel says … our juries are condemning people to die, so every appeal should receive the highest scrutiny. Even if he’s had three trials. “There is most certainly a remedy, and the remedy is the abolition of the death penalty.”