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Prop 34

The Slow Demise of the Death Penalty

Richard C. Dieter | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Dieter

The divided vote on Proposition 34 indicates that the machinery of capital punishment may not grind to a halt all at once. But the signs of its demise are clearly on the horizon.

An Encouraging Bump in the Road to Death Penalty Abolition

Ty Alper | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Ty Alper

Prop 34 moved the conversation light years ahead in this state, and it lost by a narrow margin. When we finally abolish the death penalty, in California, and in every state, we will look back at this defeat as a bump in the long road.

Golden State Preserves The Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles

California voters rejected Prop 34, which would have repealed the death penalty and retroactively replaced it with a life sentence without parole for ...

Calif. Leads the Nation in Wrongful Convictions -- I Would Know

Franky Carrillo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Franky Carrillo

I was locked up more than 20 years ago for a murder I did not commit and last year, I was finally able to prove my innocence and was released. Replacing the death penalty is the only way we can guarantee that we will never make a fatal mistake in California.

California's Death Penalty: All Cost and No Benefit

Danny Glover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Danny Glover

the death penalty is broken beyond repair, and it's time to replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. We support Prop 34 -- and we encourage California voters to get the facts and vote YES on 34 on Tuesday.

Yes on 34 Takes the Lead

Jeanne Woodford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Woodford

Over my 30-year career in the California Department of Corrections, I rose through the ranks from a corrections officer working in prisons to the warden of death row. I know firsthand that the death penalty wastes money and does not make us any safer.

Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

When the Bible commands us "Justice, justice shall you pursue," the repetition is to teach that not only we must have just ends, our means to those ends must be equally just.

Why Death Row Inmates Want To Keep The Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Voter support for a ballot measure to repeal California's death penalty has increased dramatically, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll...

Vote Yes on Prop 34

Franky Carrillo | Posted 12.23.2012 | Crime
Franky Carrillo

When I was just 16 years old, I was stripped of my freedom, wrongfully convicted of a murder I did not commit. I spent twenty years behind bars before I was finally able to prove my innocence. If I had been sentenced to death, would I have been able to prove my innocence in time?

Prop 34: Should California Repeal The Death Penalty?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Prop 34, or the SAFE California initiative, would repeal the death penalty in California. Those already on death row (724 people) would be sentenced t...

California's Historic Opportunity to End the Death Penalty

John Dear | Posted 12.02.2012 | Los Angeles
John Dear

Californians have the chance to make history on November 6th. Perhaps then, they might inspire the rest of the country to throw the death penalty in the dust bin where it belongs.