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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:44 PM

Washington State Next In Line To Abolish Death Penalty


I had a chance yesterday to meet with WA State Speaker of the House Chop, Democratic Senate Leader Murray and Lt Gov Owen along with 9 other Senate House members.

They had mentioned that Washington is looking like the death penalty will be abolished this session.

They have finally concluded that the cost vs deterrent numbers just don't add up.

This will also help with the budget issues that are a challenge for the state.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1504.pdf

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Reply Washington State Next In Line To Abolish Death Penalty (Original post)
rsmith6621 Feb 2013 OP
Eleanors38 Feb 2013 #1
MFM008 Feb 2013 #2
Kennah Feb 2013 #3
TheMightyFavog Feb 2013 #4
countryjake Feb 2013 #5
davidpdx Feb 2013 #7
davidpdx Feb 2013 #6
rsmith6621 Feb 2013 #8
davidpdx Feb 2013 #9

Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:54 PM

1. Wise decision. The cost and serious questions of constitutionality plague the death penalty.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:04 PM

2. good old WA

I love living in a state that is a thorn in the side of conservatives...

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:56 AM

3. Now if we can just make our tax code more progressive in the Evergreen State

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:09 AM

4. If it passes, that would be the end of hanging in the US, right?

think Washington's the last state left to use that method.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:57 AM

5. Doesn't New Hampshire still allow hanging?

I know that several years ago there were only two states left who still had the option of hanging, but that may have changed.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:17 AM

7. Yep, NH and Washington if the information is up to date

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:11 AM

6. Washington is making us down in Oregon look bad

We are suppose to be the progressive state *sticks nose up in the air*

Last I heard Gov. Kitz has placed a moratorium on all executions, but that is only a stopgap measure.

Oregon has only executed 2 people in 35 years (both under Governor Kitzhaber during his 1st term)


Measure 36 (2004) which was a constitutional amendment stating marriage was between a man and a woman is the one that is really dogging us. How the hell that one passed I'll never understand.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:11 PM

8. The 7 Months I lived there


..My wife and I said what happened to the blue attitude that we once knew Oregon for.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:14 PM

9. It still is a progressive state

with all the state elected officials being Ds and almost our entire Congressional delegation being Ds as well (except for Walden). I have to wonder if that passing was just a fluke. There seems to be no logic in it.

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