Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Christmas present from the New York Times


The "paper of record" editorialized in favor of the campaign I'm working on!

[A judge's rejection of the state's execution procedure] exemplifies California’s capital-punishment system — badly broken and in need of being permanently shut down.

… An exhaustive study released last summer found that since 1978 capital punishment has cost California about $4 billion. The state could save billions without the death penalty, as many citizens grasp: They are well on the way toward gathering the half-million signatures required to put an initiative on the ballot in 2012 that would replace the punishment with life without parole.

California’s system of government-hobbled-by-referendum means only the state’s voters can abolish the death penalty. They should stop this madness of attempting to fix something that is immoral and simply cannot be fixed.

My emphasis. We're going to put it on the November 2012 ballot and replace it with a maximum sentence of life without parole.

To learn more or help out, visit SAFE California.

1 comment:

Rain said...

We had a Christmas tree knocked over by a white Siamese cat who destroyed so much even though she wasn't pure Siamese that I'd never have another unless I was into Shaker decor...

Merry Christmas.

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