34號提案主張廢除死刑

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34號提案主張廢除死刑,改為以終身監禁, 不准假釋取代。 反對提案的人認為,終身監禁等於要求納稅人付錢終身照顧那些對社會造成傷害的人。

支持34號提案的宣傳片顯示一個男子在街上突然被拘捕,被囚二十年後才獲證實是無辜。

支持提案的人認為,廢除死刑可保證不會處死無辜的人。 前洛杉磯縣地檢官Gil Garcetti: ”人會犯錯,我們是人。意思是法官、檢控官,警察和陪審員也會犯錯。”

34號提案主張廢除死刑,改為以終身監禁, 不准假釋取代,也適用於目前等候處決的死刑犯。 支持提案的人表示,這也可令罪有應得的人終身工作支付賠償金給受害人家屬。

有San Quentin 州監獄人員表示,整個司法制度存在不少問題。而在洛杉磯縣,由於缺乏資源,連很多案件的指模分析也沒法進行,因此不應繼續執行花費不菲的死刑。

San Quentin州監獄人員Jeanne Woodford: ”我們繼續浪費金錢在這項失敗的政策,很震驚。在洛杉磯縣,並非所有案件的指模分析也獲得處理。”

但有反對者就有此一觀點:

Santa Clara縣地區檢察官Jeff Rosen: “讓邪惡和暴力的人繼續生存不會令生命顯得更神聖,反而會令生命的價值受損。 ”

反對提案的人表示,要把本來要被處死的人改為終身監禁,等同要納稅人支付囚犯終身的醫療和住宿開支。

Marc Klaas的12歲女兒在1993年被Richard Allen Davis綁架與姦殺。 他反對讓納稅人付錢養活那些對社會造成傷害的人。

謀殺案受害人父親Marc Klaas: “他們悲慘的餘生,我們要支付其房間、食宿、 保證有的醫療,連我們也沒有得到。 ”

反對者也表示,最暴力的殺人犯才會被判死刑。而接受處決的人,也不多於死囚總數的2%。他們也認為,提案無法防止將來不准假釋的人 會獲改判為可以假釋。

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  1. The 729 on death row murdered at least 1,279 people, with 230 children. 43 were police officers. 211 were raped, 319 were robbed, 66 were killed in execution style, and 47 were tortured. 11 murdered other inmates.

    The arguments in support of Pro. 34, the ballot measure to abolish the death penalty, are exaggerated at best and, in most cases, misleading and false.

    No “savings.” Alleged savings ignore increased life-time medical costs for aging inmates and require decreased security levels and housing 2-3 inmates per cell rather than one. Rather than spending 23 hours/day in their cell, inmates will be required to work. These changes will lead to increased violence for other inmates and guards and prove unworkable for these killers. Also, without the death penalty, the lack of incentive to plead the case to avoid the death penalty will lead to more trial and related costs and appeals.

    No “accountability.” Max earnings for any inmate would amount to $383/year (assuming 100% of earnings went to victims), divided by number of qualifying victims. Hardly accounts for murdering a loved one.

    No “full enforcement” as 729 inmates do not receive penalty given them by jurors. Also, for the 34,000 inmates serving life sentences, there will be NO increased penalty for killing a guard or another inmate. They’re already serving a life sentence.

    Efforts are also being made to get rid of life sentences. (Human Rights Watch, Old Behind Bars, 2012.) This would lead to possible paroles for not only the 729 on death row, but the 34,000 others serving life sentences. On 9/30/12, Brown passed the first step, signing a bill to allow 309 inmates with life sentences for murder to be paroled after serving 25 years. Life without parole is meaningless. Remember Charles Manson and Sirhan Sirhan. Convicted killers get out and kill again, such as Darryl Thomas Kemp, Kenneth Allen McDuff, and Bennie Demps.

    Arguments of innocence bogus. Can’t identify one innocent person executed in CA. Can’t identify one person on CA’s death row who has exhausted his appeals and has a plausible claim of innocence. See http://cadeathpenalty.webs.com/

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