Here we go again… My question is why have it if you can’t/WON’T use it?
Opponents of California’s death penalty are working on a bill to abolish capital punishment in the state, which if signed into law and approved by voters next year could help California save millions of dollars by taking hundreds of prisoners off Death Row.
The bill from state Democratic Sen. Loni Hancock of Berkeley would amend state law to require life in prison without parole for those convicted of what are now capital crimes, including people currently facing execution. If passed by the Legislature, the question would be put before voters on the November 2012 ballot.
The push comes as California continues to grapple with multi-billion dollar budget deficits that has led to deep spending cuts, a lower credit rating and the prospect of higher taxes.
Only 13 inmates have been executed since the death penalty was restored in the Golden State in 1978, but supporters of the death penalty say commuting the sentence of 714 condemned inmates to life in prison without parole would be a travesty of justice.
They argue that rather than abolish it, fix the capital punishment system so condemned prisoners don’t spend as much time on death row and cost taxpayers as much money.
I want you to look at these images… This is California’s version of the death Penalty.
Rather humane huh? Personally I think we could save the state MILLIONS by actually using the Death Penalty. And using it often. Sell all of this humane crap and get back to old sparky. OR better yet..
I will be happy to build the gallows. I’d even foot the bill for the ropes and wood. Matter of fact, I’ll volunteer to pull the lever. I’d be happy to do it on a volunteer basis. Just allow me to work as fast as I can and provide me an assistant to drive the dump truck that will be positioned under the platform.
We have over 700 Death Row inmates. Meaning they have been found guilty of a crime that made them eligible to be KILLED for it…. PERIOD. IF you have been on Death Row for more than 5 years, times up MF’r.
But hey this is California so after the debate, what is going to happen will shock America again. It’s happened so many times here people are numb. The Death penalty will be abolished here. And on top of that, I’m betting those on death row will sue the state for mental anguish, then they will be set free with our apologies… The victims of course will remain dead. The families of the victims will still be without loved ones. But Hey we in California will feel better about setting someone free… Sigh…
I’m not an overly religious person. But I am believing we are fast approaching the end of days. There is no rhyme or reason for the idiocy being set loose upon us. Only the Bible could explain the stupidity in our midst.
Arm up America, there is a real bad time coming….