Perhaps our American Indian friends can bring some civilization to the white man:
American Indian tribes for decades have been able to tell federal prosecutors if they want a death sentence considered for certain crimes on their land. Nearly all have rejected that option.
Tribes and legal experts say the decision goes back to culture and tradition, past treatment of American Indians and fairness in the justice system.
…“Our beliefs, that I was raised with, say that no one has a right to take away a life except the Creator. Period,” [Blackfoot tribal member Theda] New Breast said. “End of story.”
Congress expanded the list of death-penalty eligible crimes in the mid-1990s, allowing tribes to decide if they wanted their citizens subject to the death penalty. Legal experts say they are aware of only one tribe, the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, that has opted in [Felicia Fonseca and Russell Contreras, “,” AP via Washington Post, 2017.08.21].
That Blackfoot belief about life and the Creator sounds pretty Christian.
American Indians resist the death penalty even though they are twice as likely to be victims of crime than we trembling, “hang ’em high” white folks… and 57% of the violent crimes and 80% of the sexual assaults against Indians are perpetrated by whites.