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US: California Suspends Death Penalty

WorldNews Wednesday, 13 March 2019
US: California Suspends Death PenaltyExpand The execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, CA. © Associated Press (Los Angeles) – Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to order a moratorium on executions in California shows leadership on this key human rights issue, Human Rights Watch said today. With today’s announcement, California continues a trend in the United States away from the inherently cruel punishment, joining Colorado, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, which have similar bans, and 20 states that have...
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News video: California Govenor Puts Death Penalty On Hold

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California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday imposed a moratorium on the death penalty as the possibility of the first executions in the state in 13 years loomed, causing him a crisis of conscience. Statistics suggesting that at least one of the 737 inmates on the state’s death row was innocent...

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