NAACP President Ben Jealous, left, speaks at a news conference in front of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley in Annapolis, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013, after the Maryland General Assembly a

 

              NAACP President Ben Jealous, left, speaks at a news conference in front of Maryland Gov. Martin O
NAACP President Ben Jealous, left, speaks at a news conference in front of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley in Annapolis, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013, after the Maryland General Assembly approved a measure to ban capital punishment. The bill now goes to O'Malley, who is expected to sign it. Maryland would become the 18th state to abolish the death penalty. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)