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As Sacramento Dawdles, District Attorneys Revolt

dsmock Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 1:40 PM
You guys voted for Moonbeam, you get what you deserve!
traitorbill Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 1:43 PM
How soon before California asks the federal government to bail them out? I really don't want to subsidize the stupid decisions of California politicians.

California's death penalty has been in limbo since 2006, when a federal judge stayed the execution of Michael Morales, who was sentenced to death for the brutal 1981 murder and rape of 17-year-old Terri Winchell. The judge was fearful lest the state's three-drug lethal injection protocol would cause Morales undue pain. Since then, a number of states have switched to a one-drug protocol. Why hasn't California? The answer could be that Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris don't want the death penalty to work.

Brown and Harris are personally opposed to the death penalty, but when they campaigned...