Under our current broken system, it takes more than 20 years from conviction to execution. Inmates on death row are far more likely to die of natural causes than by execution. Since our death penalty was reinstated in 1978 more than 900 murderers have been sentenced to death in California. These are not merely murders. These are the worst of the worst. Killings where the victim was tortured first: 126, child victims: 173, and murders of police officers: 44. Only 13 have been executed and none in over ten years, since 2006. With only 747 currently on death row, that means about 200 have died while awaiting their execution. I was a witness in the last execution at San Quintin, California in 2008. I went as a witness to personally experience a lawfully ordered termination of life.
Do we really want tightly fought Orange County election races and propositions decided by criminals who have made serious transgressions against our society or deciding on what is the definition of a crime?
Drowning Prevention Task Force members, gold medal-winning Olympians, and parents of drowning victims held a press conference to promote awareness around water in advance of Labor Day Weekend. Speakers at Marina Park, with Newport Harbor as a backdrop, highlighted an ongoing media campaign, designating a specific person to watch the water, and the importance of water safety for all age groups regardless of swimming ability.
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