The Politics Hour

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
The Politics Hour

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown joins Kojo and Tom in the studio.

Snow and slush shut down most of the D.C. region for a day. Maryland lawmakers move closer to ending the death penalty in the Old Line State. And the District rolls out a plan to keep the FBI headquarters inside Washington. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Guests

Tom Sherwood

Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers

Anthony G. Brown

Lieutenant Governor, Maryland

Robert Spagnoletti

Chairman, D.C. Board of Ethics and Accountability; Former Attorney General, District of Columbia

Politics Hour Video

Maryland Lt. Gov Anthony Brown explained why now is the right time to abolish the death penalty. He said studies show capital punishment is unreliable, biased against African Americans and doesn't serve to reduce crime.

The Maryland Senate voted to repeal the state's death penalty Wednesday, and the legislation now moves to the House of Delegates for approval.

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