An Eye for an Eye: Re-evaluating the Death Penalty

Tricia Bushnell, Adam Hamilton, Terry Nelson, Eric Zahnd
American Public Square
A panel including the Rev. Adam Hamilton of the Church of the Resurrection and Tricia Bushnell, executive director of the Midwest Innocence Project, explores the moral, legal, political, and other aspects of the death penalty and how they resonate locally.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm
The country continues to struggle with the issue of capital punishment and questions ranging from how fairly sentences are imposed and carried out to the effectiveness of legal execution as a deterrent to serious crime.
 
The Library and American Public Square explore the moral, legal, political, and other aspects of the death penalty and how they resonate locally in a mannerly discussion featuring both opponents and proponents. On the panel are Tricia Bushnell, executive director of the Midwest Innocence Project; the Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of the Church of the Resurrection; political consultant and strategist Terry Nelson, a founding partner of FP1 Strategies; and Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd.
 
University of Missouri-Kansas City professor and former U.S. ambassador to Portugal Allan Katz moderates, and KCPT-TV’s Nick Haines serves as a roving reporter.
 
The event, co-presented by American Public Square, KCPT-TV and the Lyric Opera, precedes the Lyric’s presentation of the contemporary opera Dead Man Walking in March.