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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Newly elected Gov. Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state Friday, calling the current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible."


Wolf said the moratorium will remain in effect at least until he receives a report from a legislative commission that has been studying the topic for about four years.

"If we are to continue to administer the death penalty, we just take further steps to ensure that defendants have appropriate counsel at every stage of their prosecution, that the sentence is applied fairly and proportionally, and that we eliminate the risk of executing an innocent," Wolf said in a memorandum announcing the policy.

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association President Joseph Kovel pointed to Sept. 12, 2014, when Eric Frein ambushed and assassinated Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously injured Trooper Alex Douglass.

"Prosecutors are rightly seeking the death penalty because the loved ones of Cpl. Dickson have lost a devoted husband, father and son. Pennsylvania lost a hero," Kovel said. "Gov. Wolf’s decision today is a travesty because it prevents the commonwealth and the family of Cpl. Dickson from securing the penalty that is deserved. This decision also will affect the families of victims from all across the state who have had their loved ones torn from them due to senseless acts of violence from dangerous criminals. This is a sad day for Pennsylvania.”

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/citing-...-1.1832502


“Today’s action comes after significant consideration and reflection,” said Governor Wolf. “This moratorium is in no way an expression of sympathy for the guilty on death row, all of whom have been convicted of committing heinous crimes. This decision is based on a flawed system that has been proven to be an endless cycle of court proceedings as well as ineffective, unjust, and expensive. Since the reinstatement of the death penalty, 150 people have been exonerated from death row nationwide, including six men in Pennsylvania. Recognizing the seriousness of these concerns, the Senate established the bipartisan Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission to conduct a study of the effectiveness of capital punishment in Pennsylvania. Today’s moratorium will remain in effect until this commission has produced its recommendation and all concerns are addressed satisfactorily.”

http://www.pa.gov/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx...N-Qaco8KrU

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spblademaker;161764 Wrote:HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Newly elected Gov. Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state Friday, calling the current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible."


Wolf said the moratorium will remain in effect at least until he receives a report from a legislative commission that has been studying the topic for about four years.

"If we are to continue to administer the death penalty, we just take further steps to ensure that defendants have appropriate counsel at every stage of their prosecution, that the sentence is applied fairly and proportionally, and that we eliminate the risk of executing an innocent," Wolf said in a memorandum announcing the policy.

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association President Joseph Kovel pointed to Sept. 12, 2014, when Eric Frein ambushed and assassinated Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously injured Trooper Alex Douglass.

"Prosecutors are rightly seeking the death penalty because the loved ones of Cpl. Dickson have lost a devoted husband, father and son. Pennsylvania lost a hero," Kovel said. "Gov. Wolf’s decision today is a travesty because it prevents the commonwealth and the family of Cpl. Dickson from securing the penalty that is deserved. This decision also will affect the families of victims from all across the state who have had their loved ones torn from them due to senseless acts of violence from dangerous criminals. This is a sad day for Pennsylvania.”

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/citing-...-1.1832502


“Today’s action comes after significant consideration and reflection,” said Governor Wolf. “This moratorium is in no way an expression of sympathy for the guilty on death row, all of whom have been convicted of committing heinous crimes. This decision is based on a flawed system that has been proven to be an endless cycle of court proceedings as well as ineffective, unjust, and expensive. Since the reinstatement of the death penalty, 150 people have been exonerated from death row nationwide, including six men in Pennsylvania. Recognizing the seriousness of these concerns, the Senate established the bipartisan Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission to conduct a study of the effectiveness of capital punishment in Pennsylvania. Today’s moratorium will remain in effect until this commission has produced its recommendation and all concerns are addressed satisfactorily.”

http://www.pa.gov/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx...N-Qaco8KrU

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""If we are to continue to administer the death penalty, we just take further steps to ensure that defendants have appropriate counsel at every stage of their prosecution, that the sentence is applied fairly and proportionally, and that we eliminate the risk of executing an innocent," Wolf said in a memorandum announcing the policy."

proportionally

Ya, Now we're going to apply the death penalty by the numbers, I Think We are know that leads
With the Second Amendment saying what it says, Why isn't the Federal Government Suing NY
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Quote:calling the current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible."

Describes every aspect of government, shut it all down.
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streaker69;161767 Wrote:
Quote:calling the current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible."

Describes every aspect of government, shut it all down.

Dude, you stole my post from the Pafoa thread on this topic.
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Coops;161774 Wrote:
streaker69;161767 Wrote:Describes every aspect of government, shut it all down.

Dude, you stole my post from the Pafoa thread on this topic.

Tongue
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streaker69;161776 Wrote:
Coops;161774 Wrote:Dude, you stole my post from the Pafoa thread on this topic.

Tongue

recycle is goodBig Grin

That's funny
With the Second Amendment saying what it says, Why isn't the Federal Government Suing NY
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Good.

The state shouldn't be in the business of killing Americans.
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Mr_Gixxer;161778 Wrote:Good.

The state shouldn't be in the business of killing Americans.

God forbid we kill convicted criminals. Fuck them, if they have been found guilty and exhausted all of their appeals.....light them up, shoot them, hang them or slit their throats. It costs too much to let them live
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Mr_Gixxer;161778 Wrote:Good.

The state shouldn't be in the business of killing Americans.

It's not the State who decides it. It's the People of the Jury.
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