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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is putting a stop to the death penalty in California for now, issuing an executive order that provides temporary relief to more than 700 death row inmates, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Newsom’s order suspends the death penalty in the state, shuts down the death chamber at San Quentin, and ends the state’s efforts to come up with procedures for lethal injections without risk of botched or painful executions.

“The intentional killing of another person is wrong,” Newsom said. “And as governor, I will not oversee the execution of any individual.”

California voters have, more than once, affirmed their desire for a death penalty.

“The voters of the State of California support the death penalty,” said Michele Hanisee, president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys. “That is powerfully demonstrated by their approval of Proposition 66 in 2016 to ensure the death penalty is implemented, and their rejection of measures to end the death penalty in 2016 and 2006. Gov. Newsom… is usurping the express will of California voters.”

Newsom himself acknowledged before being elected governor that the voters have made a decision on the issue, and he said he would respect that.

“[Newsom] recognizes that California voters have spoken on the issue and, if elected governor, he’d respect the will of the electorate by following and implementing the law,” said Dan Newman, a spokesman for Newsom when he was lieutenant governor.

Newsom believes the death penalty is ineffective as a crime deterrent, expensive, and racially discriminatory, saying it “discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or can’t afford expensive legal representation.”

“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.

Newsom’s order is in effect as long as he is governor. He has not committed one way or the other about whether he will push another death penalty repeal initiative in 2020.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. P

    March 14, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Idiot!

  2. mileaway

    March 14, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    You phony lying piece of crap.
    You’re afraid you’ll kill an innocent mixed in the 700+ on death row?
    Then just kill the ones you KNOW are GUILTY!
    Lighten the load!
    I CALL BS ON THIS FAKE POS!

  3. Smokey

    March 14, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    CA – Where it’s perfectly legal to kill your child at any point, up to while giving birth, but not OK to kill a murderer.

    Oh, and where are the “He’s going around the CA Congress!” screams?

    • PT

      March 14, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      You can get arrested if you misgender a child but you are allowed to kill it before anyone can misgender it.

  4. Polly

    March 14, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Fool,nincompoop

  5. Thomas Goss

    March 14, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    this son of a bitch is the one who should be put to death… how did it ever become that some god damn governor can supersede the courts. The law and our court system says that these people should DIE, well stop screwing around and execute them.

  6. Joseph Kempski

    March 14, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Newsome needs to die

  7. MissD

    March 14, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    After the election of TRUMP 2020 .. they be back on DEATH row !!

  8. Sheila

    March 14, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Liar. You haven’t banned abortion. It’s ok to murder the most innocent.

  9. fred

    March 14, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    WHERE ARE THE IIGHTS OF THOSE WHO WERE MURDERED ? THIS CLOWN SHOULD GO FIRST,,,USE A FIRING SQUAD,,, BULLETS WORK FAST..

  10. Buckwheat7

    March 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    California becoming the most lawless state in this country. Liberals have ruined that once beautiful state. We need to build a wall around it.

  11. Daniel Andrew Stevenson

    March 14, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    THESE LIBERALS ARE SO MESSED UP IN THEIR THINKING. SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER MAY SOUND POWERFUL TO THE EARS OF CONVICTED KILLERS. TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE VILE DEEDS OF THESE KILLERS, IT IS OBVIOUS NEWSOME IS SLAPPING THEM IN THE FACE. CA.PROGRESSIVES YOU DESERVE WHAT’S COMING. MAYBE NEWSOME IS DOING A PREP RUN IN PRACTICING EO’S AS A HOPEFUL DREAMER TO BECOME PRESIDENT ONE DAY.

  12. Michael Luetke

    March 15, 2019 at 12:26 am

    I know someone who isnt getting reelected…

  13. Ed

    March 15, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Considering what’s going on with the Democratic Party today, this all makes perfect sense to me. Knowing full well that America DOES impose the death penalty, for most states, is scaring the hell out of the “donde votar” vote. Next, watch for the House to try to mix this in with any “wall” appropriation money.

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