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As Sacramento Dawdles, District Attorneys Revolt

jbirckhead Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 8:59 PM
What is cruel and unusual punishment. Murderers are incarcarated in a small area for life vwithout parole in many sentences. Death sentences is not a form of murder but a punisment for taking of anothers' life. GOD says we should obey the laws of government. As in the words of GOD from the old testament, An Eye for an Eye. People who murder commit crimes against society and GOD;s law. Either way, I think being jailed until I die is not a gift from any government. Loss of freedom the rest of one's life and the rest of your life to live with that. I would prefer a firing squad. It's over in seconds, not minutes. To me firing squads are more humane if their is such. EITHER WAY IS A HELL OF A PUNISMENT.

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...