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Black Teens Receive 11 Life Sentences in Crime Where No One Was Hurt
May 9, 2019
A 2012 Human Rights Watch report noted that the state of California had de facto sentenced 301 people to die in its prisons for crimes they committed when they were under the age of 18. ... read more »
Governor Gives Long Reprieve to State’s Death Row Inmates 
March 21, 2019
Newsom told the press during a conference call on March 19, that the nearly 800 prisoners on death row will not face execution during his administration.   ... read more »
Statement by Senator Steven Bradford on Governor Newsom’s Death Penalty Moratorium death penalty announcement
March 21, 2019
"In 2019, we must focus on rehabilitative and crime prevention efforts that ultimately improve public safety." ... read more »
Defending gang killings against Dylann Roof comparison
December 23, 2016
I am morally opposed to the death penalty—even for crimes as vile as self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof’s. That said, if Roof’s crimes merit punishment by death then so should similar crimes committed by gang members. When I took to social media with this I was hit with dozens of comments from mostly African-Americans justifying how Roof’s plotting and planning to kill as many Blacks as he could didn’t warrant comparison to the same actions by your garden-variety gang member. But why is that? ... read more »
California passes death penalty reform to speed executions
November 30, 2016
Some death penalty foes have already asked the California Supreme Court to block Proposition 66 from taking effect ... read more »
Los Angeles County 2016 Election Results
November 10, 2016
As of Tuesday, November 8, the 2016 Los Angeles County election has come to an end. Below are the election results. Janice Hahn Congresswoman Janice Hahn is the daughter of Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenny Hahn and the U.S. ... read more »
“Grim Sleeper” recommended for Death Penalty
June 7, 2016
Tuesday morning, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that the jury in the case of “Grim Sleeper” recommended 63-year-old Lonnie David Franklin Jr. be sentenced to death for the killings of nine women. ... read more »
California grants rare look inside largest death row
January 6, 2016
With executions on hold in California and a death penalty appeals process that can take years, many inmates on the nation's largest death row say they spend little time worrying about the lethal injection that may one day kill them. ... read more »
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