Argument: Executions contradict strategy of sensitivity to urban neighborhoods
- Debate: Death penalty - con argument.
Daniel F. Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney, Boston Globe. 19 Sept. 2003. - "I do not believe the death penalty is a deterrent or appropriate punishment for inner-city homicide. The death penalty runs counter to the strategies for preventing and prosecuting urban crime -- which include sensitivity to the neighborhoods we serve -- that have proven successful in Boston over the last decade."