NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 02, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The 1000th execution since the reinstatement of the death penalty noted; statistics on death sentences cited.
(Washington: Pete Williams) Growing concern over errors in capital punishment cases examined; photos shown of Kenneth Boyd, who was executed today in North Carolina & of Robin Lovett, who was granted clemency in Virginia; scenes shown of a demonstration in California against the execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams. [Boyd’s victim’s niece Stephanie Denson COX- comments.] [Death penalty opponent Richard DIETER- says the death penalty system sometimes makes mistakes.] [August 6, Supreme Court Justice John Paul STEVENS- notes flaws in our administration of criminal justice.] [New York Law School professor Robert BLECKER- says it’s appropriate for the worst of the worst.] [Voice of WILLIAMS – says all of you will remember me.]