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Death row

The Nebraska Supreme Court just ruled that electrocution was “cruel and unusual punishment.” The 10 men they have on death row committed horrific crimes against humanity.

People should be aware that California has 660 of these monsters on death row, as opposed to 10. Their average stay of execution due to appeals by attorneys and liberal judges is 25 to 30 years.

They cost the taxpayers approximately double the cost of a general population inmate. That’s $72,000 or $48 million dollars per year and climbing. Yet our liberal judges stayed the Morales execution because our lethal injection system was also “cruel and unusual punishment.”

We’ve had hanging, gas and lethal injection in California. None, apparently, satisfy the 9th Circuit Court (the most liberal in the nation). Subsequently, we have not executed anyone for three years and now need to build new facilities to house more condemned. We approved capital punishment – let’s use it.

Michael MacKenzie

Grass Valley

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