KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Death Penalty Opposition Ready For Execution



Bookmark and Share

With the second execution in October, some South Dakotans against the death penalty are speaking out.
They say they'll be in the same place they were two weeks ago—outside the state penitentiary.

Donald Moeller’s execution will be the 4th in the country this month. Along with Eric Robert’s death in South Dakota, two other executions took place in Texas, and a third execution is scheduled in that state for Wednesday.

Those against capital punishment feel that enough is enough.

“We feel that the state should not kill someone who killed someone else,” said Mark Sanderson, who is opposed to the death penalty.

“To kill to have more violence does not create justice or peace,” said Leona Wieland with Pax Christi, an organization that opposes violence.

Just two weeks ago, protesters lined up outside the state penitentiary in opposition to the execution of Eric Robert.

“We were respectfully present in the last execution we weren't throwing barbs at each other so I think there’s a respect across the aisle on this issue,” said Sanderson.

Now they plan to return Tuesday night for the execution of Donald Moeller. With the proximity of the two executions, opponents feel this will bring more attention to the capital punishment issue.

“The inertia from this society from the past until now is that there are more people moving towards trying to find an alternative to the death penalty,” said Sanderson.

And with more light shed on the issue, there’s a hope that change may come.
 
“Within the next ten years, I think there will be a different policy in the state,” said Sanderson.

Two weeks ago, protestors arrived between 7:30  and 8 p.m. That's expected to be the case again Tuesday night.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Thousands Walk In SF Relay For Life

Thousands of cancer survivors and supporters are coming together to remember those ...

Concerns Over Immigrant Children In SD  story with video

It's an issue that is spreading across the country, and now into South Dakota. Gov. ...

Police Collect 3,500 Pounds Of Medication

Over the last two years, the Sioux Falls Police Department has collected 3,500 ...

Students Hold Fundraiser For Accident Victim  story with video  Jul. 25

Small Plane Crashes Near Rapid City; No One Hurt  Jul. 25

Cast With A Cop Reels In New Record  Jul. 25

Police: Huron Man Passing Out Tainted Peaches  Jul. 25

Back To School Sales  story with video  Jul. 25

SD Gov. Concerned About Immigrant Placement  Jul. 25

Damaged Road In Western SD Won't Be Closed  Jul. 25

New State Forester Named For South Dakota  Jul. 25

Wessington Springs Tornado Fund Nears $150,000  Jul. 25

Obama Aide Says Impeachment Threat Taken Seriously  Jul. 25

Laura And Brian Preview This Weekend's Movies  story with video  Jul. 25

Annual FamilyFest Expects Crowd Of 20,000  story with video  Jul. 25

Pierre Library Director Says Fines Long Overdue  Jul. 25

Mines Students, Others Present Research In Pierre  Jul. 25

Survey Finds Support For Atlantic Salmon In Oahe  Jul. 25

Council Members Call For Alcohol Ban Now   story with video  Jul. 24

Local Business Helps Employee Battling Cancer  story with video  Jul. 24

KDLT News Archive
     

SD Gov. Concerned About Immigrant Placement

New data released by the US Department of Health ...

Police: Huron Man Passing Out Tainted Peaches

Police in Huron are looking for an individual who ...

Students Hold Fundraiser For Accident Victim  story with video

It's been nearly two weeks since A woman was killed and a ...

Obama Aide Says Impeachment Threat Taken Seriously  Jul. 25

Concerns Over Immigrant Children In SD  story with video  Jul. 25

Damaged Road In Western SD Won't Be Closed  Jul. 25

Small Plane Crashes Near Rapid City; No One Hurt  Jul. 25

Thousands Walk In SF Relay For Life  Jul. 25

KDLT News Archive
     

Lind's walkoff lifts Canaries  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD-- The Sioux Falls Canaries opened a seven-game homestand ...

Asfora Adult Open includes player from Scotland!  story with video

The Asfora/Clayton Adult Open Tennis Tournament began Friday night in ...

Snowfox coach excited about new facility  story with video

All eyes will be on Mitchell this weekend for the state swim meet. But Snowfox ...

Vikes open new era under Zimmer  story with video  Jul. 25

Birds swept in St. Paul  Jul. 24

SF West wins Region 2-A title  story with video  Jul. 24

Chris Dixon is retiring from Indoor Football  story with video  Jul. 24

Brookings Bandits getting closer to goals  story with video  Jul. 24

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top