‘Kill More People’ Prosecutor to Quit

The Louisiana district attorney who attracted controversy with his comments on the death penalty—states need to “kill more people” by using the death penalty more often—will not run for election this fall. Interim Caddo District Attorney Dale Cox said in an email, “I have come to believe that my position on the death penalty is a minority position among the members of this community and would continue to be a source of controversy.” The New York Times reported that Caddo parish sentenced more people to death between 2010 and 2014, per capita, than any other county in the U.S. Cox also called accusations of racism “personal, savage, false and slanderous.”