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California Death Penalty

Unapproved Lethal Injection Drugs In California Prisons

| Posted 05.30.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Ryan Gabrielson California prison officials are trying to keep possession of a scarce l...

Innocent & Executed: It Could Have Been Me

Franky Carrillo | Posted 07.17.2012 | Crime
Franky Carrillo

I was wrongfully convicted when I was 16 years old and served 20 years in prison before proving my innocence. That mistake took two decades from me, but it took Carlos DeLuna's life.

Since When Don't We Put a Price Tag on Justice?

Ty Alper | Posted 07.16.2012 | Crime
Ty Alper

Faced with unassailable evidence that the death penalty in California costs hundreds of millions of dollars per year, supporters tend to respond with what is intended to be a conversation stopper: "You can't put a price tag on justice."

Jerry Brown Pushes For Major Changes In State's Lethal Injection Process

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 06.26.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- In the state's latest effort to restart long-stalled executions in California, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday ordered prison officials ...

Epic Win: SAFE California Act to Replace the Death Penalty Will Be on the November

Jeanne Woodford | Posted 06.25.2012 | Crime
Jeanne Woodford

The tide is rapidly turning on the death penalty across the United States. The wave has washed over five states in the last five years, and California could be next.

California May Ban Death Penalty

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 06.23.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A measure to abolish California's death penalty qualified for the November ballot on Monday. If it passes, the 725 California i...

11 Stories That Are Making History

Jeanne Woodford | Posted 05.21.2012 | San Francisco
Jeanne Woodford

Next November will mark the first time ever in California's history that voters will have the chance to replace the death penalty with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Next Death Penalty Battleground

Alec Baldwin | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

A quick glance tells us the most active killing states comprise the "Old South," and a look at the racial makeup of death row today suggests to many that it is a relic of slavery. But a closer look tells us even more.

The Numbers Are in, the Death Penalty Is Out

James Clark | Posted 12.24.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

In the field poll released, 48% of California voters opted for a sentence of life without the possibility of parole while only 40% chose the death penalty.

How California Could Save Millions By Ending The Death Penalty

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Will Evans | Posted 12.10.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch By Will Evans A nonpartisan analysis of a California ballot initiative to abolish the death penalty fou...

Troy Anthony Davis: Victim of American Injustice

James Clark | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
James Clark

We must ensure that Troy Davis did not die for nothing. Millions of people have now seen the danger, dysfunction, and catastrophic injustice of America's death penalty.

Death and Law & Order

James Clark | Posted 11.06.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

SAFE CA takes California law enforcement out of the fantasy world of Law and Order and brings it into our budget-strapped reality.

California Bill To End Death Penalty Dies Before Even Coming To A Vote

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.26.2011 | San Francisco

A bill in the California State Senate that would eliminate the death penalty has been killed before it ever had the chance to come to a vote. Spons...

SB 490: Let the Voters Make an Informed Decision

James Clark | Posted 10.03.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

No one is surprised to learn that California's death penalty is a broken and dysfunctional system. The question is: how do we fix it?

The Myth of California's Death Penalty

James Clark | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

California's sudden drop in death sentences and the momentum to replace the death penalty with a real public safety solution didn't just crop up out of nowhere. They're the result of the death penalty's myths being exposed.

Bill To Abolish Death Penalty In California Advances | Posted 09.06.2011 | Los Angeles

A proposal to ask California voters to repeal the death penalty was advanced Thursday by a state legislative panel after opponents of the current law...

$4 Billion Since 1978 -- Time to Cut California's Death Penalty

James Clark | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
James Clark

How many dangerous individuals could we have locked up permanently and taken off our streets over the last 33 years if we hadn't executed 13 people?

Laura Bassett

Report: California Has Spent $4 BILLION On Death Penalty Since 1978 | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.20.2011 | Crime

California has rarely executed convicts since the death penalty was reinstated there in 1978, but the state has managed to spend $4 billion taxpayer d...

Kill the Death Penalty

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

No government action taken against an individual is more serious. Nothing is more severe. Nothing is more final. Our position on the death penalty says much about us as a people.

Illinois Proves (Again) That Ending the Death Penalty Saves Money

James Clark | Posted 06.04.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

Thanks to Illinois, we now have more proof: ending the death penalty saves money -- a lot of money -- and quickly. So what is California waiting for?

Eliminating the Death Penalty Can Save California Money

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Byron Williams

California no longer possesses the luxury of supporting emotion-based policies that cannot deliver on their promises. And the death penalty, despite claims to the contrary, heads that list.

Judge Refuses To Block Execution Of Albert Greenwood Brown

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — California's first execution in nearly five years was pushed back almost two days Monday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to allow ...

Judge Clears Way For First California Execution Since 2006

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge cleared the way Friday for California's first execution in nearly five years, citing the state's efforts to revi...

Officials Move To Resume Executions In California

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Death row inmate Albert Greenwood Brown on Tuesday morning was handed a "death warrant" – the first such document delivere...

California Must Eliminate the Death Penalty

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

I don't mourn for Albert Brown, but I am saddened for a state that leads the nation in so many areas, but remains blinded by emotion as it advocates for a policy that simply does not work.