No Shift in Arkansas Death Penalty Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press  on Sunday, May. 4, 2014 12:10 pm  

But death penalty opponents say they still see progress in their push for barring executions. Sam Kooistra, executive director of the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, said the legal victories opponents have seen in recent years and comments like Beebe's are still a hopeful sign.

"I think just people talking about it is progress," Kooistra said. "If you talk about (the death penalty) it inevitably comes under scrutiny."

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Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005. Follow him on Twitter at @ademillo.

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