Tag: Death Penalty

Newsom halts executions

On March 13, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will halt the execution of California’s 737 inmates currently on death row. Newsom calls the death penalty system a human error and discriminatory toward defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or who cannot afford legal representation. 

New state laws set to take effect

Twelve propositions that passed on California’s ballot for 2016 included legislation on education, plastic bags, marijuana, tobacco, criminal justice and taxation.

Death penalty wastes resources

On the ballot for next week’s election is Proposition 34, to repeal the death penalty. Perspectives both for and against the death penalty are controversial and can’t help but involve people’s personal moral and religious views.

Troy Davis deserved justice

On Sept. 21, Troy Davis, 42, was executed for the murder of officer Mark MacPhail after being on death row for 20 years. Over the course of those 20 years, Davis embarked on a legal odyssey to prove his innocence.

Tackling the Tookie case

The death penalty is a hot topic. And now, with Stanley “Tookie” Williams scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 13, this topic is hot on my mind.

Death penalty focus in talk

An expert in international law and human rights spoke to more than 30 University of La Verne students and faculty to explain how the global trends of abolishing capital punishment influence the United States.

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