How Obama Disappointed on the Death Penalty
The Marshall Project
January 18, 2017

“On his way out of office this week, President Barack Obama took the rare step of commuting two federal death sentences — the first time a president has spared someone from execution since 2001. Abelardo Ortiz, a Colombian national convicted in 2000 of a drug trafficking murder, and Dwight Loving, convicted in military court in 1989 of killing two cab drivers in Texas, will now serve life sentences.”

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