Faith leaders decry map to shield execution drug suppliers

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 1:22 AM

Terry McAuliffe'south effort to shield the identities of pharmacies that supply drugs for executions. About a dozen members of an interfaith coalition gathered Monday at the Statehouse to urge lawmakers to reject the proposal.

A grouping of religious leaders is denouncing VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe'south effort to shield the identities of pharmacies that supply drugs for executions.

About a dozen members of an interfaith coalition gathered Monday at the Statehouse to urge lawmakers to reject the proposal. The Democrat'south map replaced a bill that sought to authorize the utilize of the electric chair if the lethal drugs aren't available.

Several states have adopted secrecy laws in an effort to create the drugs easier to get by protecting suppliers from critics.

Bishop Carroll Baltimore is the former president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention. He said when states should resort to "secrecy or brutality" to hold "the machinery of death going," what they're doing is wrong.

Lawmakers are expected to consider McAuliffe'south proposal Wednesday.

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