Skip to comments.Gavin Newsom to stop death penalty in California, giving reprieves to 737 death row inmates
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 countrys 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.
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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.
Newsome himself should volunteer to test the death penalty.
Surely he will stop that death penalty we call ABORTION. Right Gavin?
There will be a recall movement over this.
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.
Yes because they let them sit on Death Row for decades.
May as well let them out.
Illegal aliens need the competition.
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.
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.
I think its 13 years or so after the last prisoner was executed. Pretty much a moot point I guess.
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.
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.
I’ll jump way out on a limb and guess that he never breathed a word of this idea before he was elected!?
Democrats kill babies, and protect murderers. Its not hard to see who they identify with.
Oh I see, he was a "right-wing" extremist (actually, he was not, but I digress).
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.
Recall this jackass because hes going to get worse! Calexodus of the white working class tax payers is increasing so you can guess who will be left.
Newsom is doing the right thing before Trump does the same thing.
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