KQED Radio – Death Penalty Repeal Proposal – Talk Show

KQED Radio – Death Penalty Repeal Proposal – Talk Show KQED Forum with Michael Krasny The state Legislature is considering a bill which would give California voters the option to repeal the state’s death penalty in 2012. We debate the proposal, which passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Thursday. State Senator Loni Hancock, who authored the legislation, says it would save taxpayers billions of dollars. But opponents, including victims’ rights and law enforcement groups, say the death penalty is a critical and effective deterrent. Guests on this particular program segment: Loni Hancock, California State Senator (Democrat, Berkeley, California) Kent Scheidegger, Legal Director, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation Link to the radio program: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201107120900

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KQED Radio – Death Penalty Repeal Proposal – Talk Show