Public News Service [PNS] is reporting that “political and social” conservatives in Northern Kentucky are forming a group seeking to repeal the death penalty in the state.
PNS reporter Greg Stotelmyer interviewed Al Kovacic, a high school teacher from Union who is attending an organizing meeting on Wednesday evening, October 14, at 7:00 p.m., at Covington Catholic High School, located at 1600 Dixie Highway in Park Hills. Kovacic believes the death penalty neither deters crime nor brings closure to victims. He said,
The death penalty doesn’t bring closure to people. You know, the victim is still dead, the family is still mourning. Taking a life for a life doesn’t seem to fix the problem. Murder rates in the states that have the death penalty are higher than the states that don’t.
Marc Hyden, who will be speaking at the event on Wednesday, is the National Advocacy Coordinator for Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty, a Project of Equal Justice USA (EJUSA). Marc joined EJUSA in 2013 after serving as the Campaign Field Representative with the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Florida. Prior to his work with the NRA, he managed conservative political campaigns and served as the Legislative Liaison/Public Affairs Specialist for the State of Georgia and as the Legislative Aide to the Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore. He graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
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Photo: courtesy Equal Justice USA