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As Sacramento Dawdles, District Attorneys Revolt

Piere Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 4:30 PM
This has become the MO for Democrat administrations, from states like the People's Republic of California, right on up to the Obama administration. If they don't agree with a law, no matter legally legislated (legislature or referendum), they simply find a way to not enforce that law. It flies in the face of democracy, and tightly hugs the soviet dictatorship model.

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...