Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill into law that repeals the death penalty in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is your opportunity to express how you personally feel about the new legislation.
write an essay that includes your responses to each of the following questions:
What is the death penalty and when is it typically imposed?
Do you support or oppose capital punishment, and why or why not?
Is there ever a right time to impose the death penalty, if so when?
Were death sentences imposed fairly in Virginia based on statistics?
Which racial group of offenders received a death sentence the most?
Do you agree or disagree with the new legislation that repeals the death penalty in Virginia?