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CA governor's moratorium on the state's death penalty
Posted by: steve...
Date: March 13, 2019 12:13AM
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Happening Wednesday morning.

California Governor Gavin Newsom will impose a moratorium on the state's death penalty on Wednesday, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state's execution chamber, an administration source said.

Newsom, who Tuesday night hinted at a "major policy announcement," plans to sign an executive order setting the changes in place on Wednesday morning at the state capitol, the source said. No death row inmates will be released, said the source, who declined to be identified.

California's death row is crowded with inmates, many of whom have been there for decades. Newsom is expected to say on Wednesday that he believes capital punishment to be costly and burdensome, and unevenly meted out to minorities and offenders with disabilities, the administration source said.


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Re: CA governor's moratorium on the state's death penalty
Posted by: steve...
Date: March 13, 2019 01:03AM
Found a wikipedia list of states/dates that have abolished it:

State/District/Territory:
Alaska 1957
Connecticut 2012
Delaware 2016
District of Columbia 1981
Hawaii 1957
Illinois 2011
Iowa 1965
Maine 1887
Maryland 2013
Massachusetts 1984
Michigan 1847
Minnesota 1911
New Jersey 2007
New Mexico 2009
New York 2007
North Dakota 1975
Rhode Island 1984
Puerto Rico 1929
Vermont 1972
Washington 2018
West Virginia 1965
Wisconsin 1853




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Re: CA governor's moratorium on the state's death penalty
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 13, 2019 11:13AM
Ha, of course libby-lib Alaska is on the list.
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Re: CA governor's moratorium on the state's death penalty
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 13, 2019 11:27AM
West Virginia is the only state on the list that wasn't firmly on the Union side of the Civil War. No fully Confederate state has banned it (yet). Quite a few matches to states that have ratified the ERA.



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Re: CA governor's moratorium on the state's death penalty
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: March 13, 2019 12:34PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
West Virginia is the only state on the list that wasn't firmly on the Union side of the Civil War. No fully Confederate state has banned it (yet). Quite a few matches to states that have ratified the ERA.

West Virginia only exists as a state because it was "firmly on the Union side of the Civil War." It was the only state to declare independence from the Confederacy, returning to the fold of the Union as a newly formed state.



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Re: CA governor's moratorium on the state's death penalty
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 14, 2019 08:23PM
[www.npr.org]
Last execution Jan 17, 2006.
13 years. Slow clap... way to go Gavin. Was there any scheduled?
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Re: CA governor's moratorium on the state's death penalty
Posted by: testcase
Date: March 14, 2019 08:48PM
Yeah, have the taxpayers foot the six figure+ cost per inmate each year until some liberal decides to turn these felons loose on the public because it's too costly to keep them incarcerated..... banghead smiley
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Re: CA governor's moratorium on the state's death penalty
Posted by: JoeH
Date: March 14, 2019 10:50PM
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testcase
Yeah, have the taxpayers foot the six figure+ cost per inmate each year until some liberal decides to turn these felons loose on the public because it's too costly to keep them incarcerated..... banghead smiley

At most their sentences will be commuted to life without parole, nice straw dog you tried to erect there. It will be a lot less costly to keep the death row inmates in wth the general population of the prison was compared to on death row.
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