Issue quote: Thomas Sullivan - Testimony before the New York State Assembly Codes, Judiciary, and Correction Committees. Decembe
...the truth of the matter is that if you favor the death penalty, you're not being tough on crime. It has nothing whatsoever to do with, as far as we can tell, as far as anybody can tell, on the affect on crime. Zero. Zip. It's just irrelevant. It's tough on the taxpayers. It's tough on the budget. That's what its tough on.
— Thomas Sullivan, former prosecutor and co-chair, Illinois Commission on the Death Penalty