REPORT: Gov. Newsom to order halt to California’s death penalty

BY TEAM DML / MARCH 13, 2019 /

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Gov. Gavin Newsom is suspending the death penalty in California, calling it discriminatory and immoral, and is granting reprieves to the 737 condemned inmates on the nation’s largest Death Row.

“I do not believe that a civilized society can claim to be a leader in the world as long as its government continues to sanction the premeditated and discriminatory execution of its people,” Newsom said in a statement accompanying an executive order, to be issued Wednesday, declaring a moratorium on capital punishment in the state. “The death penalty is inconsistent with our bedrock values and strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Californian.”

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He plans to order an immediate shutdown of the death chamber at San Quentin State Prison, where the last execution was carried out in 2006. Newsom is also withdrawing California’s recently revised procedures for executions by lethal injection, ending — at least for now — the struggle by prison officials for more than a decade to devise procedures that would pass muster in federal court by minimizing the risk of a botched and painful execution.

His actions, disclosed to The Chronicle by an administration source late Tuesday, come in the wake of a pair of close but unsuccessful efforts by death penalty opponents to repeal the state law at the ballot box. The initiatives, both endorsed by Newsom, garnered 48 percent of the vote in 2012 and 47 percent four years later, when supporters of capital punishment won passage of a rival initiative aimed at speeding up executions. While that measure has reduced review of the execution process in state courts, California’s lethal-injection procedures are still being scrutinized in federal court.

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4 Comments

  1. J March 13th, 2019 at 9:35 am

    God damn these liberals

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  2. Jeanne Lewis March 13th, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Whats discriminatory about killing someone that has killed a human being or multiple human beings? Doesn’t the Bible say “An eye for an eye”? Thats ok now all the murderers walking around will know they will never get the death penalty, in CALIFORNIA! Anyway Gavin Newsom is going to finish the job Jerry Brown started and pretty soon the state will be inundated with illegals and murderers and the law abiding citizen won’t be able to walk the streets for fear of being attacked!!
    I lived in California when it was the gem of all the states, what a pleasure it was to live there then! It started its slide in the 60’s and is now imploding upon itself at warp speed! RIP CALIFORNIA!

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  3. Tammy March 13th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Yet these liberals are ok with murdering innocent children. (Abortion) but not ok with the death penalty those who have committed murder. Umm ok now I know they are completely brain dead

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  4. Patti March 13th, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I need 2016 the voters assed bill to speed up the processs. I’m so tired of these politicians working for themselves. This is a prime example of them going against those they are suppose to work for

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