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    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order putting a moratorium on California's death penalty, thus ordering a reprieve for the 737 people on death row.

    Last edited by 99explorer; 03-13-2019, 11:48 AM.

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    No one has been executed in California since 2006, when Arnold Scwarzenneger was governor, so they have the largest waiting list in the country.

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      Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
      No one has been executed in California since 2006, when Arnold Scwarzenneger was governor, so they have the largest waiting list in the country.
      I could think of a cheaper, easier way to shorten the wait time 😁

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        When Newsom was campaigning for governor, he pledged that he would not permit his personal beliefs to interfere with his duties to follow the wishes of the people with regard to capital punishment. The people had voted heavily to restore the death penalty while Newsom was working to abolish it.
        Campaign rhetoric, I guess.

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          Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
          No one has been executed in California since 2006, when Arnold Scwarzenneger was governor, so they have the largest waiting list in the country.
          There are many who advocate against the death sentence. But, I just wonder how many people would allow it if they had the chance to make that decision as a result of death to one of their family members. I am sure there would be less criminals waiting on death row !

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            Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
            California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order putting a moratorium on California's death penalty, thus ordering a reprieve for the 737 people on death row.
            Now 99, can the next governor remove that and put those people back on ‘the death row’ ? I am not sure how that works, or what the procedure is.

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              I believe the next governor can rescind that executive order unless Newsom grants a full pardon and releases the prisoners. Another possibility is that he could commute the death sentences to life in prison, but this seems unlikely because it would be directed toward individual murderers and not the death penalty concept in general.
              The families of victims are furious enough already.

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                Originally posted by 99explorer View Post

                The families of victims are furious enough already.

                as they should be

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