Good news for death penalty opponents. One more state is almost a lock to get rid of it. California votes on it in November.
It’s a very charged discussion every time it pops up; but the fact that it IS so charged with racial, economic and fairness/revenge overtones means that it’s a dangerous tool to use. We are not so objective or enlightened as to apply it consistently, and the justice system we use to impose it is so imperfect in the first place.
- CT (senate) votes to abolish the death penalty (apublicdefender.com)
- Death Penalty Vote in Ct (gettingctright.com)
- Death Penalty Repeal Back On The Agenda In Hartford (newyork.cbslocal.com)