Anti-death penalty support mounting

October 26, 2012

Voter support for a ballot measure to repeal California’s death penalty has increased dramatically now just 3 percentage points behind those in favor of capital punishment, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll has found. [LATimes]

The survey, conducted last week, showed that the gap between supporters and opponents of Proposition 34, the capital punishment measure has shrunk. Forty-two percent said they would vote for Proposition 34, with 45 percent saying no, the LA Times said

If passed, Proposition 34 will apply retroactively to the 727 inmates on death row, require convicted murderers to work in prison and contribute to victim restitution funds, and direct $100 million to law enforcement over four years. It could save the state up to $130 million a year, according to California’s nonpartisan legislative analyst.

Opponents, primarily law enforcement and victims’ groups, contend that any savings could be consumed by the cost of healthcare for lifetime inmates.

 


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49 Comments

  1. Spirit Filled says:

    Stop killing. Hug with your words. Stop aborting your own flesh and blood and stop thinking it’s okay to kill your baby or anyone else. I don’t care where you read anything to the contrary. It’s all bull shit. Yea you got that right, I said bull shit.

    God Bless you all.

    (-1) 5 Total Votes - 2 up - 3 down
    • WiseGuy says:

      Yes, but how do you feel about the Death Penalty?

      (0) 2 Total Votes - 1 up - 1 down
    • Ted Slanders says:

      Spirit Drained,

      You don’t care where one reads anything to the contrary about abortion? What about our Hebrew-Christian God aborting fetus’ in the book of Hosea?!!!

      Within Hosea 9:16, we have our ever-loving and forgiving God agreeing with Hosea to abort the women’s fruit of the womb by stating, “…yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.” With a discerning eye, start with chapter 9 of Hosea for a full context of this disturbing narrative.

      So, you say the word of God is bullshit? Really? If I were you, I’d watch out for lightning strikes upon your person, blaspheme!

      (1) 1 Total Votes - 1 up - 0 down
      • CommonSenseMama says:

        Hosea 9:16 is referring to miscarriage.

        A miscarriage is completely different than an abortion- one is a choice.

        (1) 1 Total Votes - 1 up - 0 down

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