"The death penalty does little to deter crime."


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Obama only supports the death penalty in some cases. He is pro-death penalty but he is also
wanting to not execute the wrong person. Obama pushed for a bill to mandate the videotaping
or interrogations and confessions while Senator, trying to reform the Illinois capital punishment
system. His hardest battle in legislation is against the death penalty.

"I believe that the death penalty is appropriate in certain circumstances. There are extraordinarily
heinous crimes such as terrorism, the harm of children; in which it will be appropriate. Obviously
we've had some problems with the application of the death penalty."