Last updated on: 3/25/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

George Brauchler, JD Biography

Title:
District Attorney of the 18th Judicial District in Colorado
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“There are good reasons to maintain capital punishment in our state…

The paramount goal of sentencing is the imposition of justice. Sometimes, justice is dismissing a charge, granting a plea bargain, expunging a past conviction, seeking a prison sentence, or — in a very few cases, for the worst of the worst murderers — sometimes, justice is death…

A drug cartel member who murders a rival cartel member faces life in prison without parole. What if he murders two, three, or 12 people? Or the victim is a child or multiple children? What if the murder was preceded by torture or rape? How about a serial killer? Or a terrorist who kills dozens, hundreds or thousands?

The repeal of the death penalty treats all murders as the same. Once a person commits a single act of murder, each additional murder is a freebie.

That is not justice.”

“Coloradans Should Have the Final Say on the Death Penalty (and I’d Hope They Keep It),” denverpost.com, Mar. 1, 2019

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • District Attorney of the 18th Judicial District in Colorado, 2012-present
  • Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Reserve to the Colorado Army National Guard
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Denver, 2002-present
  • Adjunct Professor, US Army JAG School
  • Criminal & Civil Litigator, Feldmann Nagel, LLC, 2008-2011
  • Chief of Military Justice, 4th Infantry Division, US Division-North, Task Force Ironhorse, 2011
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado, 2004-2010
  • Deputy District Attorney, First Judicial District (Golden, CO), 1995-2001, 2002-2006
Education:
  • JD, University of Colorado School of Law
  • BA, Economics, Political Science, University of Colorado
Other:
  • Recipient, Best Public Sector Lawyer, Law Week Colorado Barrister’s Best
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?