Friday, September 25, 2015
The death penalty is a deterrant to future murders. Many people don't want to risk death to complete a criminal act. Those who are put to death will never again kill anyone. People who work in prisons and have to guard death row inmates are constantly at risk for attack and even murder.
We have overwhelmingly voted in favor of the death penalty in California at least three times. We have recalled three State Supreme Court Justices who overturned the death penalty. Never before had a Supreme Court Justice been recalled.
Yet, we still have over 700 inmates on death row. We have changed our death penalty method to lethal injection from the gas chamber to make it more humane. Yet, we still have no executions. We have only executed about 3 people in the last 20 years. If the death penalty is not applied swiftly and routinely, then the clear will of the people is thwarted, and justice is denied to the victims, the families and to society; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.