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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/13/2019 03:32 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/13/2019 03:32 PM
Expires: 01/01/2024 12:00 AM
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Governor Gavin Newsom Orders a Halt to the Death Penalty in California

Sacramento, CA...Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order today placing a moratorium on the death penalty in California. The executive order also calls for withdrawing California’s lethal injection protocols and immediately closing the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison. The order does not provide for the release of any individual from prison or otherwise alter any current conviction or sentence.




“The intentional killing of another person is wrong and as Governor, I will not oversee the execution of any individual,” said Governor Newsom. “Our death penalty system has been, by all measures, a failure. It has discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or can’t afford expensive legal representation. It has provided no public safety benefit or value as a deterrent. It has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars. Most of all, the death penalty is absolute. It’s irreversible and irreparable in the event of human error.”

There are 737 people currently on death row in California. California has the largest death row population in the Western Hemisphere — one in four people on death row in the United States are in California.

The death penalty is unevenly and unfairly applied to people of color, people with mental disabilities, and people who cannot afford costly legal representation. More than six in ten people on California’s death row are people of color. A 2005 study found that those convicted of killing whites were more than three times as likely to be sentenced to death as those convicted of killing blacks and more than four times as likely as those convicted of killing Latinos. At least 18 of the 25 people executed in the U.S. in 2018 had one or more of the following impairments: significant evidence of mental illness; evidence of brain injury, developmental brain damage, or an IQ in the intellectually disabled range; chronic serious childhood trauma, neglect, and/or abuse.

Innocent people have been sentenced to death in California. Since 1973, 164 condemned prisoners nationwide, including five in California, have been freed from death row after they were found to have been wrongfully convicted. No person has been executed since 2006 because California’s execution protocols have not been lawful. Yet today, 25 California death row inmates have exhausted all of their state and federal appeals and could be eligible for an execution date.

Since 1978, California has spent $5 billion on a death penalty system that has executed 13 people. Three states — Oregon, Colorado and Pennsylvania — have Governor-imposed moratoria on the death penalty and in 2018, the Washington State Supreme Court struck down the death penalty as unconstitutional and “racially biased.”

A copy of the executive order signed today can be found here.

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I told you
Posted on: 2019-03-13 15:51:37   By: Anonymous
 
Gavin lives up to his billing. Gavin twosome Newsom giving California the two step. He went against the 2016 voter approved Fast track these death row pieces of Sh*t .

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    Re: I told you
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 15:59:52   By: Anonymous
     
    This is a good movie. Give them the max and put them away. It is costing us a fortune to house death row inmates apart from the general population as well as clogging the courts with their many appeals.

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      Re: I told you
      Posted on: 2019-03-13 16:05:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Put them on a bus to Texas, including the Governor

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        Re: I told you
        Posted on: 2019-03-13 20:08:33   By: Anonymous
         
        Abolishing the Death Penalty is Great News!

        Next week Gavin is going to Outlaw ABORTION!
        Saving more innocents from The Death Penalty.

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      Re: I told you
      Posted on: 2019-03-13 16:11:15   By: Anonymous
       
      (Move. Sorry about that.)

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      Re: I told you
      Posted on: 2019-03-13 16:28:53   By: Anonymous
       
      No matter how you feel about the death penalty, he is dis regarding the will of the people. Plus he's a turd tamper!

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        Re: I told you
        Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:20:37   By: Anonymous
         
        Disregarding, one word smarty pants.

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          Re: I told you
          Posted on: 2019-03-13 19:46:42   By: Anonymous
           
          ^^^^^ Moron liberal democrat

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          Re: I told you
          Posted on: 2019-03-13 21:28:43   By: Anonymous
           
          you're the turd tamper!

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          Re: I told you
          Posted on: 2019-03-14 07:44:33   By: Anonymous
           
          this regarding****

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Should not be legal
Posted on: 2019-03-13 16:08:34   By: Anonymous
 
Should not be able to over-ride the voters. Otherwise what is the point in voting!!!

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    Re: Should not be legal
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 16:15:36   By: Anonymous
     
    I'd say if you made it to death row you should be served by the lottery system. For crying out loud. Do the crime, pay the fine.

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      Re: Death joke
      Posted on: 2019-03-13 16:26:59   By: Anonymous
       
      Newsome just showed everyone that he can make laws. Typical liberal.

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        Re: Death joke
        Posted on: 2019-03-13 17:32:52   By: Anonymous
         
        NOT MY GOVERNOR!! see we can say that too liberals!

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RECALL!
Posted on: 2019-03-13 17:30:26   By: Anonymous
 
RECALL, RECALL, RECALL!!!!

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:30:41   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-03-13 17:59:44   By: Anonymous
 
The brats in Berkeley are celebrating ! Just one more step in bringing CA to the bottom of humanity. We vote yes, the liberal elected just say too bad...we don't like what you voted for. It's the worst disaster in the history of America. Democrats are just plain STUPID !

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    Re: STUPID
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:18:49   By: Anonymous
     
    Yep, STUPID and maybe we all oughta do re call! Not to forget AUDIT and BAN! Lets MAGA!

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      Re: STUPID
      Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:22:43   By: Anonymous
       
      Steven just sign your name, dead ringer retard. Too much meth and not enough brain cells.

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        Re: STUPID
        Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:59:40   By: Anonymous
         
        Somebody sooo wants Steven, just look at how they post about him. Jealous much?? Are you butt hurt because you are the one who really wants to be behind the tool shed? Loser!!

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          Re: STUPID
          Posted on: 2019-03-13 21:28:03   By: Anonymous
           
          Thank you!

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            Re: STUPID
            Posted on: 2019-03-14 08:10:32   By: Anonymous
             
            I met up with Steven behind the woodshed. It was blissful and very satisfying. Please don't criticize him.

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              Re: STUPID
              Posted on: 2019-03-14 08:51:20   By: Anonymous
               
              Oh Donna, stop it! You're making me blush!

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                Re: STUPID
                Posted on: 2019-03-14 11:30:23   By: Anonymous
                 
                Wait.. who in the hell would be jealous of steven r smith. Even an invalid special needs half a brain would be like "man something is wrong with that guy"

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                  Re: STUPID
                  Posted on: 2019-03-14 12:24:17   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Huh?

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                  Re: STUPID
                  Posted on: 2019-03-14 12:31:01   By: Anonymous
                   
                  "invalid special needs half a brain" pretty much sums up Donna.

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Maybe a Bit of an Over-Reach
Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:04:49   By: Anonymous
 
This might be a bit of an over reach, but the Governors of Washington, Oregon and Colorado did this before Gavin did. And then consider that since, 1978, at least three innocent men were executed. Maybe Gavin has a good point.

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    Try to stay on point folks!
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:11:35   By: Anonymous
     
    Barry IS a bottom and Michael is the MAN in their ungodly relationship.
    This is the piece of *bleep* liar that we had for eight years.
    A gay-promoting liberal queer, pretending to be a family man, with Michael impersonating a woman and borrowed kids, which at least one, is a tranny too.

    This is the sickness of these devils. And Obama ordered in $65,000.00 worth of "hot dogs" to the White House. Food is NEVER ordered in for obvious reasons.
    And $65,000.00 is a little steep for garbage food, (ground up cancers) that the most powerful man in the world, would not want.

    NO! Hotdogs refers to young boys! You all would know this, if you followed the Pizza Gate revelations. Instead of falling for Hillary's diversion; phony Russian collusion. Two years of investigating and they found NOTHING!

    Big surprise! Now that the Russian collusion scam is finished, when is that Satanic pedophile Hillary, going to be executed?

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      Re: Try to stay on point folks!
      Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:23:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Thank you Gavin! Today we should all be celebrating.

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        Re: POS
        Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:56:57   By: Anonymous
         
        Maybe this Drunk , Adulterer will adopt all of these murderers , he should let his kids go play and have a sleepover with these monsters

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        Re: Try to stay on point folks!
        Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:57:29   By: Anonymous
         
        What about the Families of those murdered by those death-row inmates?

        Should they be celebrating too, you heartless bastard!

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        Re: Try to stay on point folks!
        Posted on: 2019-03-14 07:00:11   By: Anonymous
         
        I agree, we should celebrate that a child molester that raped then stabbed a little 9 year old boy over 60 times should be able to live in peace for the rest of his life, to have 3 meals a day, a warm bed, medical, vision and dental. Let's not forget an education and his right to watch old Jerry Springer shows on the boob tube.
        Bless you Calvin and thank you for protecting the illegal who was deported 9 times and killed the lady in Santa Clara last week.


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          Re: Try to stay on point folks!
          Posted on: 2019-03-14 12:09:35   By: Anonymous
           
          You people are insane. Abortion.. killing a life its sin! Yes kill them bastards! Now most of you call yourselves good christians?
          Not believing in the death penalty doesn't make someone a heartless bastard. Taking a life for another's life is a medieval practice and changes nothing. Does it bring loved ones back from the grave? No, and in return this now makes you no different than the killer itself, because now you want to kill also, same disgusting mind set. Let's not forget it hasn't been the deterrent law makers claimed it to be and it's a waste of tax payer money.We haven't used the death penalty in ages in california, they will spend the rest of their lives in prison. Having to live with what they've done is much more mentally torturous than laying in a bed and being put to sleep, dying is the easy way out. But hey in 2023, it can be changed right back so you could always move for now. Gavin ran on this platform had you paid attention who the people of California voted for.. hello! Now he fulfilled this promise unlike the bright orange sissy illiterate president.
          Hey good christian folk why don't yall petition to just bring back public hangings? Indeed we should be celebrating this. For at least the time being. And we all have individual voices and opinions if you don't like them or agree be an adult and move on. Thay is If you pine nuts are even capable of adult like behavior.

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    Re: Maybe a Bit of an Over-Reach
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:57:51   By: Anonymous
     
    A very good point!

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    Re: Maybe a Bit of an Over-Reach
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 19:13:20   By: Anonymous
     
    There is no over reach with Charles Ng who is one who will be given leniency. He was filming himself making snuff tapes right here in the county. Torturing and killing children in front of their parents, then killing the parents. The man should be killed.

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comments
Posted on: 2019-03-13 19:01:12   By: Anonymous
 
I SMELL A LOT OF ORANGE TURD'S IN HERE!!!

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    Re: comments
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 19:11:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Why doesn't Gavin Newson just set them all free and save the state millions of dollars?

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    Re: comments
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 19:16:02   By: Anonymous
     
    Check your pants fatty. Eating all those Twinkies will do that to you.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-03-13 19:18:14   By: Anonymous
 
This is the exact same thing the 3 new supervisors are doing to the majority voting public that does not want commercial pot in Calaveras County. NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE REVOLUTION!!!!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 21:51:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Put them in general population then. No special treatment. One for all. Gavin can have a real look at his so called moral belief.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-03-14 08:13:12   By: Anonymous
     
    Changing your delivery doesn't help Steven R Smith! We know who you are.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-03-14 08:53:55   By: Anonymous
       
      No need to be coy, Donna. You love Steven and we all know it. It's OK to have puppy love, but what about Ron? Does he know how you feel about Steve??

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        Re: /\/\coy, Donna
        Posted on: 2019-03-24 10:53:42   By: Anonymous
         
        Who the H is Ron?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-03-14 09:58:21   By: Anonymous
       
      Changing delivery. Sorry soyboy my name it not Steven. If you think we have a moral right to not carry out the death penalty then put them into a general population. No special treatment. All for one. Put them to good use fixing California’s infrastructure. Not reading books getting degrees. Acting like sick monsters. They deserve to be in a cage with one another.

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        Re: Re: Steven R Smith/\/\
        Posted on: 2019-03-14 17:41:17   By: Anonymous
         
        Buzz-wrong again!! I have not said anything here either. You lose again and oh that's right you are LOSERS!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-03-13 22:12:31   By: Anonymous
 
Gavin, you are the lowest of lowest! All the s hit heads that voted for you, I hope a so called innocent murderous soul visits you and your family, if they make the wrong turn, myself and a million of us gun toting DEPLORABLES will take care of these innocent babies, there are so many mine shafts in this county, come to my property and make my dreams come true! I want Ng, Poly Kass's innocent murderer and I could name a few more but won't waste my time! F all you ignorant, stinking Snowflakes, you make me sick!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-03-14 07:31:13   By: Anonymous
     
    Having known that california is going to hell in a hand basket I moved out of the state as quickly as possible.

    Now I love to sit back and watch it crumble. Hilarious.


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-03-14 08:13:49   By: Anonymous
       
      Gavin walks funny. Look at the pic.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-03-14 12:14:23   By: Anonymous
     
    ^YOU KNOW YOU ARE CRAZY RIGHT? FORGET THE MEDS TODAY? IF NOT GET SOME BEFORE YOU END UP DOING LIFE INSTEAD OF BEING ON DEATH ROW YOURSELF.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-03-14 13:17:52   By: Anonymous
       
      Charles Ng and Gavin there is no difference

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        Re: #Maga orange turd in cuffs2020!
        Posted on: 2019-03-15 16:59:33   By: Anonymous
         
        Hahahahahahahaha lying crooked cheating trump hahahahahahahaha
        Lock him up lock him up lock him up!

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