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Inslee halts executions in state while he is governor (WA)
Seattle Times ^ | February 11, 2014 | Jennifer Sullivan

Posted on 02/11/2014 11:22:12 AM PST by jazusamo

Gov. Jay Inslee is calling a moratorium on executions while he is governor.

“Equal justice under the law is the state’s primary responsibility,” Inslee said during a news conference Tuesday morning. “And in death penalty cases, I’m not convinced equal justice is being served.”

Inslee said there was “too much at stake” in death penalty cases in what he termed an “imperfect system.”

“During my term we will not be executing people,” Inslee said.

Inslee cited the high cost of trials and appeals, the apparent randomness that death penalties are pursued and concerns that executions do not deter crime as reasons for his decision. Inslee said he is not asking the state Legislature to abolish the death penalty. He also cited the high cost of death-penalty cases, which he said are more expensive than sending some to prison for life.

“As governor, it is on my shoulders to come up with a decision for our whole state,” Inslee said. “I have made a decision. It is not an easy one.”

There are currently nine men on Washington’s death row.

“I think this is a relatively restrained use of the executive power,” Inslee said. “The citizens of the state of Washington can be assured the men of death row will be in prison for as long as they live.”

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; democrats; executions; inslee; leftism; moratorium

1 posted on 02/11/2014 11:22:12 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: Baynative

Ping


2 posted on 02/11/2014 11:25:44 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Inspired by Obama, he simply does what he wishes.


3 posted on 02/11/2014 11:26:13 AM PST by docbnj
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To: jazusamo

In Massachusetts in a debate last week all 5 democrat candidates for Governor said they are not in favor of executing the marathon bomber.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 11:27:54 AM PST by AU72
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To: jazusamo

Does his viva state the date when he had his b*lls removed?

And, I didn’t notice his party, but his wimpiness, lack of convictions, and total absence of any logic in his statement obviously points to him being a liberal dimn-bulb-crat and a failed lawyer with a marshmallow degree in something-or-other from a boxtop before wasting money on that law degree.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 11:28:39 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: jazusamo

Right out of the o bozo play book.

Enforce only the laws you like.

I think I will start obeying only the laws I like.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 11:28:51 AM PST by kennyboy509 ( Ha! I kill me!!!)
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To: docbnj

He’s following Oregon’s lead. The Oregon governor announced the same thing several years ago. Oregon even has a death penalty prisoner suing to be put to death.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 11:32:53 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: kennyboy509; docbnj

0bammie has to be proud of this leftist RAT.

He says the death penalty is too expensive but how can he or anyone put a price on the victims of murder and their families.


8 posted on 02/11/2014 11:34:03 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: aimhigh

Further proof (as if more is necessary) that LIBs/DIMs are insane.


9 posted on 02/11/2014 11:34:20 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jazusamo
“Equal justice under the law is the state’s primary responsibility"

I thought "paying the citizens to keep electing members of your political party" was the state's primary responsibility.

10 posted on 02/11/2014 11:35:24 AM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: AU72

What did they want to do?


11 posted on 02/11/2014 11:35:33 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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12 posted on 02/11/2014 11:38:05 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo; Baynative

Obviously, the victims are silent on his decision so it’s OK to give “justice” to their murderers


13 posted on 02/11/2014 11:50:07 AM PST by llevrok (F the government)
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To: jazusamo

May he never lose a family member or friend to a vicious event.

He might think otherwise.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 11:53:53 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: llevrok; NormsRevenge

Two Amens.


15 posted on 02/11/2014 11:57:26 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Meaning that if Ted Bundy were there now, he’d be getting a reprieve. The people of WA state elected this guy - now they, like the people in NY, can deal with the actions of the nimrods they put into office. Coddling criminals, sighing with the thought of how the WA ourist bureau can promote that.


16 posted on 02/11/2014 12:04:40 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: jazusamo

And in death penalty cases, I’m not convinced equal justice is being served.”

Doesn’t matter what YOU are convinced of. If it is the law, your duty is to enforce it


17 posted on 02/11/2014 12:14:02 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: jazusamo

concerns that executions do not deter crime as reasons for his decision

Excuse me? Name one executed prisoner that has ever committed another crime. None. Ever. Obviously it deters them....


18 posted on 02/11/2014 12:15:56 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Nailed it, I’ve been saying that for years and never been proven wrong.


19 posted on 02/11/2014 12:17:47 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Doesn’t matter what YOU are convinced of. If it is the law, your duty is to enforce it

Balderdash

20 posted on 02/11/2014 12:18:54 PM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: jazusamo

Off topic: Does the headline wording bother anybody else?


21 posted on 02/11/2014 12:20:26 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: docbnj; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Inspired by Obama, he simply does what he wishes.

Exactly as expected. Elections have consequences.

22 posted on 02/11/2014 12:21:09 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: MamaDearest
“The people of WA state elected this guy ...”

Correction:
The people of King County in WA state elected this guy ... other voting districts are irrelevant.

23 posted on 02/11/2014 12:31:59 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: jazusamo

People on death row sometimes commit more murders (of guards and prisoners) while in prison.

Execution stops them from killing ever again.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 12:36:55 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: MamaDearest

Seattle let the vile Green River Killer get life for “2 murders” in a plea deal that he wouldn’t get the death penalty for his lengthy rampage of rape and murder.

48 (49) convictions for murder. And taxpayers subsidize his lifestyle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Ridgway

Ever see the video of Richard Speck in prison (where he died and spent most of his life)? He was giving BJs and waving around hundred dollar bills. May have been snorting cocaine too.

What a rotten justice system.


25 posted on 02/11/2014 12:39:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: NormsRevenge

“May he never lose a family member or friend to a vicious event. He might think otherwise.”

Like this family in Carnation, Washington, who were massacred on Christmas Eve by one of their own and her boyfriend. Six people gunned down mercilessly, including two small children who were looking forward to a joyful Christmas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnation_Massacre


26 posted on 02/11/2014 12:40:19 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: MamaDearest

This isn’t right as these guys are already on death row. But after the Green River serial killer was caught and given a plea deal to avoid the death sentence (in turn for information leading to other burial sites of missing women), I think that the death penalty in Washington state is pretty much off the table for any future criminals.


27 posted on 02/11/2014 12:40:58 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: jazusamo
According to deathpenaltyinfo.org, The State of Washington has executed five (5) individuals since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976. That compares with 510 in Texas and 110 each in Virginia and Oklahoma.

Statistically speaking, there's not too many places that are safer than Washington's death row. It's almost like being in protective custody. Seems like once you're on death row in Washington, there's already almost no danger of being executed, no matter who the governor may be.
28 posted on 02/11/2014 1:05:17 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: a fool in paradise

Speck also had BREAST IMPLANTS. Look it up. To quote Michael Scott: he was “da Bell of da Ball.” in prison. He gloated on videotape about his sexploits in prison.


29 posted on 02/11/2014 1:40:21 PM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: LeonardFMason

I’ve never seen the video (apart from a brief sequence on tv when it first became public after his death).

However, when searching for photos of him waving the money for an FR thread, I saw some of the photos with his chest. I didn’t know he had surgery, I just figured they were moobs.

How much did that cost taxpayers?

A speedy execution would’ve put an end to that surgical need, the corruption within the prison guard ranks, etc.


30 posted on 02/11/2014 1:46:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: MamaDearest
The people of WA state elected this guy

Slight correction - The people of King County (a k a Seattle) elected this guy, legalized same sex marriage and pot sales. In short, they swung the state from left/center to far left in one election based on numbers of voters in a small geographic area.

The state senate is a coalition of center/rights and the new Guv is now doing Obama-like end runs around them.

31 posted on 02/11/2014 4:15:16 PM PST by llevrok (F the government)
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To: lonevoice

No surprise here, is there?


32 posted on 02/11/2014 4:21:39 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: jazusamo

He halted abortions ?


33 posted on 02/11/2014 11:00:30 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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