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

Paul Muschick Biography

Title:
Columnist, reporter, and editor at The Morning Call
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“Sometimes, there is no doubt that people are killers because their sins are recorded by surveillance cameras or bystanders’ phones. With that evidence, other than mental illness, there’s no reason not to execute those who commit the most horrific crimes…

While executions are rare, having the death penalty can be a bargaining chip for authorities as they investigate crimes…

It’s also necessary to have capital punishment because some crimes simply are so horrific that any other punishment, including life in a cage, is insufficient.”

“Pennsylvania’s Death Penalty System Should Be Strengthened, Not Abolished, Amid Newly Raised Concerns,” mcall.com, June 28, 2018

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Columnist, reporter, and editor, The Morning Call
  • Reporter, Greensboro News & Record, 1998-2004
  • Reporter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1994-1998
  • Reporter, Pottsville Republican, 1993-1994
Education:
  • BA, Communications (major)and Business Administration (minor), Elizabethtown College, 1993
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @mcwatchdog
  • Honored by the Pennsylvania News Media Association as the top columnist among large newspapers in the state, 2012
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?