Raleigh: On the heels of the conservative state of Nebraska’s repeal of the death penalty, North Carolina Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty (NCCCADP) will join Republican leaders to push their case for replacing the death penalty with life without parole at this weekend’s NC GOP State Convention in Raleigh, NC (June 5th-7th).
“The death penalty has proven to have very little if any value as a deterrence,” said David Robinson, a former NCGOP District Chairman and candidate for the NC Court of Appeals. “By replacing the death penalty with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, our state will save more than $11 million per year while guaranteeing that the worst of the worst offenders will die in prison.”
“Conservatives in North Carolina are recognizing that the death penalty is inconsistent with our values,” Robinson said. ”Capital punishment is another inefficient and bureaucratic government program. We know the government makes mistakes. How can pro-life conservatives support a punishment that risks innocent life?”
Last week, a bill to repeal the death penalty in the politically conservative state of Nebraska passed its third and final vote in the state’s unicameral legislature by a margin of 32-15. Lawmakers then voted to override the Governor’s veto of the legislation, making Nebraska the first red state to repeal the death penalty in nearly forty years.
NCCCADP debuted last year at the GOP Convention in Cherokee, NC and was very well received. The group’s membership includes more than fifty prominent North Carolinians, many of whom will be appearing at the booth during the convention.