As I have said here, the death penalty has, for years now and for numbers of reasons, been on the wane here.
And yet, if you are a United States citizen, know this: your country holds a sad distinction: along with China, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, we account for 90% of executions world-wide. *
And yes, that's guilt-by-association, and meaningful, and it ought to make you ill and it ought to make you work very hard to remove yourself from this roll.
ACLU of MD Newsletter, Spring, 2013
For Passionate Justice: A Progressive Memoir in Essays