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Apr 12, 2023

EDITORIALS: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Calls on the Justice Department to Drop the Death Penalty’ in Synagogue Shooting

On April 9, 2023, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called upon Attorney General Merrick Garland to with­draw the government’s pur­suit of the death penal­ty and accept a plea deal for a manda­to­ry life sen­tence in the mass shoot­ing at a syn­a­gogue in Pittsburgh in 2018. The edi­tors not­ed that seek­ing a death sen­tence: would, in effect, re-enact the worst case of anti-Semitic vio­lence in U.S. his­to­ry through wit­ness tes­ti­mo­ny, media cov­er­age and appeals that could con­tin­ue for up to 20 years.” The tri­al is sched­uled to begin soon with jury selec­tion on…