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Bring Ol’ Sparky back to CA?

California hasn’t executed anyone in more than 8 years. And just 14 since it was allowed again in 1978. Problems remain with lawsuits concerning the lethal-injection method. And a proposed initiative would shorten death-penalty appeals. But maybe Tennesses has found

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Prop. 34 latest attempt to abolish Calif. death penalty

Oct. 25, 2012 By Dave Roberts On May 1, 1992, Eric Houston, 20, strode into Lindhurst High School in Yuba County with a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle. He shot and killed a teacher and three students, wounded 10 others

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How To Kill Death-Row Costs

John Seiler: I have a lot of problems with the death penalty. It is just to kill the worst criminals, who have removed themselves from civil society because of their murders and other high crimes. But I don’t trust the

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Will Breivik Keep CA Death Penalty Alive?

JULY 27, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik poses  a challenge to the proposed ballot initiative to end the California death penalty, regardless of the cost of executions. The initiative didn’t emerge on moral grounds from liberal

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Voters Might Get to Kill Death Penalty

Editor’s Note: Some corrections to this article were added after comments from Natasha Minsker, Death Penalty Policy Director of the ACLU of Northern California. JULY 9, 2011 By ALI MEYER If SB 490 becomes law, voters could have a chance to kill the death penalty.

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How to Save $$ Executing Killers

JUNE 22, 2011 State Sen. Lori Hancock, D-Berkeley, said this week that she plans to introduce legislation that would shutter California’s death row. She argues that capital punishment has proven “an expensive failure” and proposes that the sentences of inmates

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