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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The fact that there's 737 sitting on it, proves that without a shadow of a doubt.
In the DemonRat world, it’s death to every unwanted child & life for those who murder.
I would care more if such justice were dispensed in a timely, lawful manner.
Well, there is one good thing about it, maybe. Does this mean that the lawyers can’t keep asking for a court date to postpone the death? They will be out of work since they won’t be executed.
I’m not a lawyer so I probably don’t know what I’m posting about the laws. lol
Hey there Scott Peterson, Richard Ramirez and David Westerfield. Today is your lucky day.
Manson was not on death row.
oops Ramirez died..lol
who cares anyway. the left love violent thugs.
Spare a murderer, kill a baby...
What a country.
Trump CANNOT sign an Executive Order to stop the invasion which includes lots of murderers.
But Newsom CAN sign an Executive Order to end execution of murderers.
Go figure. We live in Bizzaro World.
You don’t understand California one bit. It really works like this...
“The more radical they get, the more they will WIN big in California in 2020.”
Evil, wicked, godless man.
We can’t have any starving lawyers.
I remember that story. Simply horrible.
Atkins v. Virginia (mental disability) and McCleskey v. Kemp (race). But there are many others.
I am not a lawyer. I did take a masters level class on the death penalty at a major university (if I told you where you would know it). It was taught by a lawyer who was completely anti-death penalty, and the glee in his face about lecturing about all the ways lawyers and activists have been able to neuter the death penalty before their co-conspiracist judges was sickening.
Liberals hate the death penalty, but love abortion.
It is true that they defend the guilty, but slaughter the innocent.
That right there should tell us that what is really going on here is a spiritual war. Satan has these liberals as puppets on a string, doing his horrific bidding.
One of the things that stood out the most was the contempt the anti-death penalty fiends have for the victims, and especially the families of victims. They see them as the "Enemy", because their suffering might (just might) elicit sympathy and a call for justice to the guilty. And that they cannot abide.
Newsom would reverse course if criminals were bombing abortion clinics.
innocent children don’t get a reprieve from CommieRat homofascists.
>>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.
Governor of Castrifornia did that to the voters ban on same sex marriage as well. Refused to defend the prop at the Supremacist Court.
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