The US Department of Justice has drafted a bill to impose the death penalty on those responsible for mass killings. The chief of staff of Vice President Mark Short announced.
“The Vice President’s team is working with attorney General William Barr. The Justice Department has developed a bill to speed up the introduction of the death penalty for those responsible for mass killings, — quotes Short press pool of the White house. “This could be part of the final package the White House will offer to Congress.”
The death penalty is a legal penalty in 30 States, as well as in federal law (a feature of this country is the coexistence of parallel jurisdictions-at the Federal level and at the state level). Under the Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution, its application is limited to aggravated homicides committed by sane adults.
Most states retain the death penalty in law, but many do not carry out the death penalty.
The US Federal Bureau of prisons has not executed anyone since 2003.
In 2018, 42 death sentences were imposed in the United States, less than 30 people were executed.