California – SB 490: Let the Voters Make an Informed Decision re: Death Penalty

By James Clark – No one is surprised to learn that California’s death penalty is a broken and dysfunctional system. After all, you don’t have to go far in California to find any government bureaucracy that’s broken or dysfunctional – it’s finding a functional government program that might take a while. The question is: How do we fix it? How do we punish the worst criminals in a way that maximizes public safety without bankrupting the budget? A new bill in the California State Senate, SB 490, has a shockingly simple solution: give voters the facts and let the voters decide. (The shock is that it’s taken 30 years to figure that out.) [Full Story at http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/site/node/9214 ]

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California – SB 490: Let the Voters Make an Informed Decision re: Death Penalty