From NBC Washington Maryland’s General Assembly is set to restart business on Wednesday, the NAACP plans to make its case against the state’s death penalty in Annapolis.
The Washington Post reports NAACP chief Benjamin Jealous will be holding a press event in the state’s capital on Tuesday to call attention to “systemic flaws” with the death penalty.
The Post says Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is expected to join Jealous. The state has not performed an execution since 2006, but capital punishment remains a contentious issue. O’Malley failed to push through a bill to abolish the death penalty in 2009.
More anti-death penalty rallies are planned for January 16, Martin Luther King Day.
- In a ceremony in Annapolis on Monday, Gov. Martin O’Malley signed an executive order for the state to officially recognize two Native American tribes, the Piscataway Conoy and the Piscataway Indian Nation.
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