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Gavin Newsom to stop death penalty in California, giving reprieves to 737 death row inmates
Sacramento Bee ^ | MARCH 12, 2019 07:24 PM | SOPHIA BOLLAG

Posted on 03/12/2019 8:19:51 PM PDT by kingu

Gov. Gavin Newsom is putting a moratorium on the death penalty in California, sparing the lives of more than 700 death-row inmates.

Newsom plans to sign an executive order Wednesday morning granting reprieves to all 737 Californians awaiting executions – a quarter of the country’s death row inmates.

His action comes three years after California voters rejected an initiative to end the death penalty, instead passing a measure to speed up executions.

Newsom says the death penalty system has discriminated against mentally ill defendants and people of color. It has not made the state safer and has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars, according to prepared remarks Newsom plans to deliver Wednesday morning when he signs the order.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; crime; deathrow; newsom; reprieves
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The fiction continues. I'll wager there's been more non-protected class convicts with near zero criminal records sentenced to death than any other descriptive class. If that's the case, it clearly shows that the death penalty discriminates against non-minorities.

Or another way to put it, statistics can be used to prove any point. Long and short of it, people who have murdered cops and multiple people will be commuted to life without parole (which means a lot of years with a parole at the end.)

Of course, Newsom promised that the people would have their voice heard in this and their decision would be what he stuck with. Guess if you don't ask, you get to tell people what their opinion is.

1 posted on 03/12/2019 8:19:51 PM PDT by kingu
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To: kingu

Newsome himself should volunteer to test the death penalty.


2 posted on 03/12/2019 8:22:57 PM PDT by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: kingu

Surely he will stop that death penalty we call ABORTION. Right Gavin?


3 posted on 03/12/2019 8:23:55 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: kingu

There will be a recall movement over this.


4 posted on 03/12/2019 8:24:13 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill & Publius available at Amazon.)
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That many more democrat votes
5 posted on 03/12/2019 8:24:16 PM PDT by vigilante2 (Re-elect nobody)
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To: kingu

Just like Kamala Harris. She is anti-death penalty. Two peas in a pod, both against the will of the people, and both coddle hard criminals.


6 posted on 03/12/2019 8:25:53 PM PDT by roadcat
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...has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars,...

Yes because they let them sit on Death Row for decades.

7 posted on 03/12/2019 8:27:03 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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To: kingu

May as well let them out.
Illegal aliens need the competition.


8 posted on 03/12/2019 8:27:06 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To be fair to pretty boy there hasn’t really been a death penalty in cali for years. Tookie was one of the last about a decade ago. From then the death penalty has just been a more expensive life sentence with better accommodations. Cucksom is just making it official.


9 posted on 03/12/2019 8:28:50 PM PDT by jarwulf
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There will be a recall movement over this.

Wouldn't be the first time a Democrat utterly ignored the will of the voters and was removed from office. It's how Arnold got in. I suspect you're right, there will be a recall effort, and I'd give it a good 50-50 chance of winning right now.

Nearly 60% rejected removing the death penalty, 56% voted to strip appeals and fast track the carrying out of the sentences.

Newsom, you wanted to put California in play? This is how you put California in play.

10 posted on 03/12/2019 8:29:22 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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I think it’s 13 years or so after the last prisoner was executed. Pretty much a moot point I guess.

Freegards


11 posted on 03/12/2019 8:29:56 PM PDT by Ransomed
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So California voters actually voted to speed up the application of the death penalty, and instead the Governor and elites decide to override the will of the people.

Thwarting the will of its citizens seems to be a familiar theme in California.

But I thought Dems were all for "count every vote" and democracy 'n' stuff.
 

12 posted on 03/12/2019 8:34:07 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie
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Funny how there wasn’t much moral pontificating over the immorality of the death penalty concerning Tim McVeigh, other than a few Jesuits doing a lackluster rendition of Jesus carrying the Cross on the morning of his execution, and that was a barely noticeable four line article buried in USA Today or Larry Brewer, convicted in the racially motivated murder of James Bird. Not that these POS’s didn’t get what they deserved, but libs think they’re slick at how they pick and choose their battles don’t they? Also, Dylann Roof is on death row, will Rage Against the Machine or the Beasty Boys get together to do a benefit concert to commute his sentience, perhaps do a smarmy rendition of Knocking on Heaven’s Door? Better chance of the Mets winning a World Series than that happening.


13 posted on 03/12/2019 8:35:02 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (Virtue signalling is no virtue)
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I’ll jump way out on a limb and guess that he never breathed a word of this idea before he was elected!?


14 posted on 03/12/2019 8:35:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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Democrats kill babies, and protect murderers. It’s not hard to see who they identify with.


15 posted on 03/12/2019 8:36:20 PM PDT by robel
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How come liberals don't care when scumbags like Timothy McVeigh got the death penalty? Where were the activists then?

Oh I see, he was a "right-wing" extremist (actually, he was not, but I digress).

16 posted on 03/12/2019 8:39:10 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Trust the plan of the 17th letter of the English alphabet!!)
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I think the last Gov who did that was Ryan in IL, who later went to jail. Unrelated matter of course, that was for corruption not for being a fricking moron.


17 posted on 03/12/2019 8:42:51 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: kingu

Recall this jackass because he’s going to get worse! Calexodus of the white working class tax payers is increasing so you can guess who will be left.


18 posted on 03/12/2019 8:45:29 PM PDT by drypowder
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Newsom is doing the right thing before Trump does the same thing.


19 posted on 03/12/2019 8:45:59 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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What the hell difference does it make?

It's been the law of the land for decades, and the Left refused to implement it.

Yep, Republican Leftists too...

We made it very clear we wanted the death penalty by removing our California Supreme Court Chief Justice and two others California Supreme Court Justices on the very same election day, based on that very issue.

The date was November 4th, 1986. LINK

The last capital execution took place on Jan. 17, 2006. LINK

Only 13 executions have been carried out since 1978, when the death penalty was reinstated in California.

We have over seven hundred people on death row, convicted of some of the most despicable crimes known to man.

The bleeding hearts just love to defend them. https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article227491659.html

20 posted on 03/12/2019 8:47:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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