New California State Stands with Our District Attorneys

New California State Stands with Our District Attorneys

April 12, 2019

 Editorial

The Victims of Murder Tour 

To Denounce Socialist Governor

The death penalty in California has been a part of its Constitutional frame work since the inception of Alta California in the late 1700s which to deter crime.  Challenged time and again in the courts and time and again restored by the people at the ballot box the death penalty has proven its worth to prevent lawlessness. .  Most recently in 2016 the people of California voted to reaffirm their support for the death penalty to decrease wait times for criminal who have received the death penalty to accelerate the time needed to cary out their executions.   

 

 Gallows in Downieville, Sierra County, CA. Site of the last know public execution

November 27, 1887  

 

The state carried out 709 executions from 1778 to the 1972 but the California Supreme Court decision in People v. Anderson struck down the state capital punishment statute.  California voters reinstated the death penalty a few months later, with Proposition 17 legalizing the death penalty in the state constitution and ending the Anderson ruling. Since that ruling, there have been just 13 executions, yet hundreds of inmates have been sentenced. The last execution that took place in California was in 2006.

 

As of August 2018, official California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) records show 744 inmates on California's death row.  Reports published in August 2017, when there were 746 on death row, showed that 22 of those were waiting on women’s death row in the Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla.

 

The death penalty has been a legal penalty in the state of California. As of March 2019, further executions were halted by an official moratorium ordered by the state's socialist governor.

 

Now the California District Attorney Association has decided to push back against the California socialist governor by gathering all the families of the victims together to tour the 40 senate and 80 assembly districts in California to plead their case against the socialist governor's moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

 

New California State STANDS alongside ALL ELECTED District Attorneys and will defend their Constitutional authority to carry out their OATH of office.

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