George says that he always “leaned against” the death penalty, but in the last three years he has become much more supportive of abolition.
Issues like the cost of the death penalty, the harmful effects for the families of murder victims, and the risk of executing an innocent person are the biggest reasons he opposes the death penalty.
George told the Pittsburg Morning Sun:
“It’s very likely that some innocent people have been executed. Once somebody is executed, you cannot give them their life back.”
George added that his goal is to repeal the Kansas death penalty:
“The hope is to change only one law, a law that doesn’t work, and eliminate the death penalty from Kansas statutes.”
You can read the full article about George and why he opposes the death penalty by here.
Photo by Sean Steffen, Pittsburg Morning Sun.