NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 02, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Angola: Bill Schechner) Effectiveness of death penalty in US justice system examined; details given of public opinion's support of capital punishment; scenes shown. [Louisiana's executioner Sam JONES - says he has thrown switch eighteen times.] [Death row inmate Abdul al MALIK - comments on his life on death row.] Penalty noted ineffective because of the appeals system. [New Orleans, Louisiana, district attorney Harry CONNICK - says court delays make death penalty expensive and ineffective.] [Attorney Paul ALEXANDER - comments on inmate Glenn Ford's case.] Death penalty costs compared to life imprisonment. [Criminal justice consultant Bob SPANGENBERG - says some states will drop death penalty because of money.] Analysts quoted regarding popularity of death penalty. [Victim's parents Vernon and Elizabeth HARVEY - comment on murder of their daughter and execution of the murderer.] [Nun Helen FRAJON - opposes death penalty.] Number of inmates on death row estimated.
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