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Get Rid of the Death Penalty, Get Rid of Plea Bargains

anonymous Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 8:54 AM
People who are sentenced to death should executed exactly 30 days to day after sentence. That would save a lot of time and money......NO appeals, unless "real" evidence can be brought forward within that 30 days. NO EXCEPTIONS

Recently, editorial page editor John Diaz asked Mark Klaas whether he expects to feel closure if California executes Richard Allen Davis, the man who kidnapped, toyed with and then killed Klaas' 12-year-old daughter, Polly, in 1993. A jury found Davis guilty and sentenced him to death in 1996.
From the early days after Davis snatched Polly from a Petaluma slumber party, Klaas has been a highly visible advocate for strong laws to protect the public, especially children, from career criminals and predators like Davis. He had come to the San Francisco Chronicle with other opponents of Proposition 34, the...