Bakersfield Californian: prop 66 should be “defeated”

The Bakersfield Californian declares “California’s death penalty system is broken,” and prop 66 should be “defeated.” While the paper is sympathetic to death penalty proponents, declaring that “[t]here are many very bad, dangerous people on California’s death row” who “deserve to be executed for their crimes,” the paper realizes that “[i]t’s time to end this madness” by voting […]

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Archbishop of San Francisco Opposing Proposition 66

Archbishop of San Francisco opposing Proposition 66

The Archbishop of San Francisco, Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, urges Californians “to join [him] and [his] fellow California bishops by opposing Proposition 66.”  His full statement is reposted below.   September 16, 2016 Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco STATEMENT ON PROPOSITIONS 62 & 66 ON THE NOVEMBER 2016 CALIFORNIA BALLOT Spanish Three years ago […]

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LA Times: Stop the Arbitrary Application of Death Penalty

LA Times Highlights the Arbitrary Application of the Death Penalty

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board urges voters to vote no on prop 66. The editorial looks at the death penalty system in California and finds it unevenly applied and subject to arbitrary application by prosecutors. Prop 66 does nothing to address these serious problems and will exacerbate their effects in a misjudged race for finality. Death Penalty Arbitrarily Applied For the death penalty, […]

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Prop 66 is a Risky Experiment

Law Professor Calls Prop 66 a Risky Experiment

Law professor Justin Brooks weighed in on the folly of Prop 66 in the San Diego Union Tribune.  Calling it a “risky experiment,” Brooks implored readers to vote no on Prop 66. Innocents Lost Brooks recounts the heartbreaking saga of Bill Richards, who was sentenced to death, and served 23 years, for a crime he did not commit. […]

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Santa Cruz Sentinel and Monterey County Herald: Vote No on Prop 66

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Vote no on Prop 66

In an editorial echoed in the Monterey County Herald, the Santa Cruz Sentinel urges voters to vote no on Prop 66. The editorial surveys the wasteful failure that the current death system is, but concludes that Prop 66 is not the answer to a system that “hasn’t worked.” Lamenting the excessive expense of capital punishment […]

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Los Angeles Times Urges NO on Prop. 66

LA Times Highlights the Arbitrary Application of the Death Penalty

Prop 66: “A menu of distasteful ideas” The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board urges voters to vote no on Prop 66 because it “offers a menu of mostly distasteful ideas.” Highlighting how similar schemes have failed to deliver savings to taxpayers or achieve the promised delay reductions, the Editorial explains why Prop 66 will not work and […]

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Latino Legislators Condemn Death Penalty

Latino legislators condemn death penalty

In a NHCSL resolution, Latino legislators condemn death penalty for many reasons, including: “Racial bias is evident in the cases that are lifted by (majority white) prosecutors to the capital case level. 86% of studies show that when the victim is white, a defendant is more likely to be charged with and sentenced to death.” […]

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Former Prosecutor calls Prop 66 “deceptive”

Former prosecutor calls Prop 66 deceptive

A former prosecutor calls Prop 66 “deceptive and the wrong choice for California.”  Darryl Stallworth, who has prosecuted more than 25 murder cases, declares that Prop 66 “only makes things worse and more expensive.” Prop 66 Increases Costs for Local Counties Citing a report from Loyola Law School, Stallworth explains how Prop 66 will cost counties millions in attorney […]

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Editorial on Prop 66 warns voters to “be wary”

Editorial on Prop 66 warns voters to "be wary"

An editorial on Prop 66 in the San Francisco Chronicle warns that even “the most ardent advocates of capital punishment should be wary of the promises in Prop 66.” Calling Prop 66 a “highly complex, probably very expensive and constitutionally questionable scheme,” the editorial shows how Prop 66 will cause bureaucratic bloat, spread delays to the rest of our justice […]

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