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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:18 PM

Connecticut becomes 17th state to abolish death penalty

Source: CNN

(CNN) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a bill into law Wednesday that abolishes the death penalty, making his state the 17th in the nation to abandon capital punishment and the fifth in five years to usher in a repeal.

The law is effective immediately, though prospective in nature, meaning that it would not apply to those already sentenced to death. It replaces the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of release as the state's highest form of punishment.

"Although it is an historic moment -- Connecticut joins 16 other states and the rest of the industrialized world by taking this action -- it is a moment for sober reflection, not celebration," Malloy said in a statement.

He added that the "unworkability" of Connecticut's death penalty law was a contributing factor in his decision.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/25/justice/connecticut-death-penalty-law-repealed/index.html

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steve2470 Apr 2012 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2012 #1
sabrina 1 Apr 2012 #2
PoliticAverse Apr 2012 #3
ProudProgressiveNow Apr 2012 #4
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #5
stillwaiting Apr 2012 #6
Alexander Apr 2012 #7
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patrice Apr 2012 #9
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grahamhgreen Apr 2012 #11

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:20 PM

1. Way to go Connecticut!

Some nice refreshing sanity for a change, away from the stink of mindless bloodlust.

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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:20 PM

2. Excellent, there are some things that give me hope and this is one of them. The

diminishing support for this archaic, medieval practice is one of them.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:23 PM

3. Good. n/t

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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:48 PM

4. K&R

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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:49 PM

5. Yay!

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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:57 PM

6. BRAVO Connecticut!! Such a damn good job! :) nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 05:27 PM

7. So glad I voted for Malloy in 2010. He won a very close election...

Which wasn't decided until a few days after election night.

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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 06:10 PM

8. Another sad day for the Thou shalt kill crowd!

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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 06:44 PM

9. Good!!!

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:40 AM

11. One more step towards civilization

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