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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

California governor to block more than 700 executions with executive order

Sacramento, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom is halting the execution of more than 700 condemned inmates on the nation's largest death row for at least as long as he's governor. California hasn't executed anyone since 2006.

Newsom's office told The Associated Press he will issue an executive order Wednesday granting a reprieve to every condemned inmate.

He's also withdrawing the lethal injection regulations that death penalty opponents have already tied up in court. And he's shuttering the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison that has never been used.

Voters have narrowly supported the death penalty, most recently in 2016 when they voted to speed up the process. California hasn't executed anyone since 2006, under then-Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and inmates are far more likely to die of old age.



Anonymous said...

Send them back across the border.

Anonymous said...

Hes just trying to save the Elites from the inevitable, Pain is coming, nothing can stop what is coming!

Anonymous said...

Thats all a bunch of whiney ass liberals afraid to do what needs to be done. I Think they should bring back the gallows and hang'em high.

Anonymous said...

The crime problem in the USA is that there IS NO DEATH
PENALTY INFORCED , it is only thrown out all the time !!!!

Criminals LOVE America , wouldn't You if you were one ??

Firing Squad / Electric Chair / Gas chamber needed again !

Anonymous said...

So the victims died in vain. These are not traffic violations. These victims were real people. There should not be any appeals. If convicted - you ate sentenced. Should happen immediately not 20 years later.

Anonymous said...

They will just come back and do someone else

Anonymous said...

Was he paid off to protect someone? If he was, he has to stop all of them from being executed. I bet they had a party there when they heard about this.

Anonymous said...

What gives any governor the right to run their state the way they PERSONALLY think it should be run? What happened to FOR the people, and BY the people?