California Governor Gavin Newsom has put a moratorium on the state's penalty, which effectively for the time being suspends the death penalty.
We've often discussed on here how even though California has the death penalty- there are death row inmates still in jail after 20-plus years due to appeals and the overall backlog and bureaucracy of the system.
I've stated my personal opinion- I am for having a death penalty but normally AGAINST actually using the death penalty- because of the potential for executing an innocent person. (I still feel there are some cases like Yaser Said where if he's ever finally caught death is the only appropriate punishment for him which is why I don't want to get rid of it entirely).
However, in the state of California- the death penalty has become such a joke there anyway that I feel this suspension is a moot point.
This is why I find it funny so many people are upset over this. No one was getting executed anyway or prisoners were dying while awaiting execution anyway even if there wasn't a moratorium so it made sense to just put a stop for the time being and perhaps even longer.
Post by HeadMarshal on Mar 15, 2019 15:24:50 GMT -5
I'm somewhat sure it's most cost-efficient to keep these inmates as life imprisonment without parole status, rather than on death row and having no timeframe and motivation to sign execution dates. That sounds like what California's Gavin Newson is trying to do.
Honestly, California is losing more and more of it's Republican side each year, example being the congressional districts in an around Orange County. I would not be surprised down the road if The Golden State completely abolished capital punishment like with Illinois.
Post by 912thamwuser on Mar 15, 2019 23:14:06 GMT -5
I don't understand why California's death row has been open for this long, but that's simply because it's been put to too little use to make any sense.
DD12: Esnel Jean, Jorge Walter Nunez-Paz, Alexis Flores, Gilberto Juarez-Hernandez, Juan "Chaquatin" Laureano-Arvizu, Tomas Magallon Gonzalez, Frederick Cecil McLean, Jose Ramon "Angel" Reyes-Sanchez, Emmanuel Polanco Vanderhorst, Taizhi Cui, Tyrom Walter Theis, Fernando Palomino. PE #1: Yaser Abdel Said
There have been more suicides on California's death row then executions. The fact there are still more then 50 inmates on death row from the late 70's/early 80's tells you how much of a joke California's death penalty is. IMO,just sentenced them all to LWOP and forget about them.