Crusading for Death

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Footlick, Jerrold K., and Eleanor Clift. “Crusading for Death.” Newsweek 86.3 (21 July 1975): 31. Reprinted., with “an alternate view,” in Carolina Indian Voice 7 Aug. 1975: 2.


On Joe Freeman Britt. Britt, after 14 months as district attorney for Robeson County, had asked for the death penalty on 12 people and sent all (4% of the U.S. total) to Death Row. He hopes his capital-punishment campaign will reduce his district’s homicide rate.

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