what you need to know about federal executions, restored after 17 years of suspension

For the first time in seventeen years, a federal execution took place in the United States. Daniel Lee, 47, a white supremacist sentenced to death in 1999 for a triple murder, was executed by lethal injection on Tuesday, July 14, at the Terre Haute Penitentiary in Indiana. The resumption of federal executions was diluted by the government of Donald Trump, who demands an increased use of the death penalty.

This had not happened in seventeen years … On Tuesday, July 14, Daniel Lee (47) was executed at the federal prison in Terre-Haute, Indiana by lethal injection. This supporter of white supremacy was sentenced to death in 1999 for the murder of a couple and their 8-year-old daughter. Federal executions, suspended since 2003, have resumed in the United States at the request of the Trump administration. Several prisoners must therefore be killed in the coming days and weeks.

In the United States, if most crimes are tried at the state level, federal justice can handle the most serious acts: first-class murders, espionage, attacks, war crimes, large-scale drug trafficking …