The Legislature of The Great State Of Maryland, in its infinite wisdom could NOT bring itself to end the Death Penalty. The legislators have been made aware of the statistical conclusions that the Death Penalty discriminates against the poor, who rely on public defenders to defend them in court against criminal charges. Without the money to spend to counter the investigative arms of the police, etc., the average public defender doesn't stand a chance against the public prosecutor. Plea bargains are common.
An evaluation of the population of Death Row bears out that the poor and the black population constitute a disproportionate percentage of those waiting to be executed. This is not what one would expect.
Since an error in process is uncorrectable once the death penalty has been exacted, you would think that it would be obvious that the death penalty should be abolished. The fact that the United States is the last civilized country that has the death penalty makes you wonder.
I'm saying this kind of crap is wrong.