In response to:

As Sacramento Dawdles, District Attorneys Revolt

Leb2 Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 8:07 AM
My question is what about the rights of those who were raped, killed, etc. When the person attacked them and took their rights from them, they gave up their own rights and need to face the consequences. We should hang them and put it on tv so others would see it, they then might think twice before they try it.
John in OK Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 10:32 AM
We used to have public hangings before liberalism arose in the late 19th-early 20th century. And you're right, it was a definite deterrent, both because the would-be crook saw the results of his planned action and because it happened immediately after conviction, not 10-15 years later!

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...