May 22, 2013
“The ACLU of Colorado applauds the Governor for recognizing real inequities in the death penalty and for acting affirmatively to halt movement towards execution of Nathan Dunlap.
“Killing Nathan Dunlap would do nothing to prevent crime, add to public safety, or bring back the lives that were lost. There will never be a way to guarantee a fair and just death penalty, and every execution perpetuates an arbitrary system that can and does make irreversible mistakes.
“The ACLU of Colorado remains committed to permanent repeal of the death penalty. We are very encouraged by the Governor’s call for a further examination of the issue, and we stand ready to facilitate public debate about the use of the death penalty and the many ethical, legal, and moral problems it presents.”