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Gov. Inslee on decision by WA. Supreme Court to end death penalty


Gov. Jay Inslee
Credit: Office of Gov. Inslee



– “Inslee statement regarding Supreme Court decision invalidating Washington’s death penalty”
“Today’s decision [Oct. 11] by the state Supreme Court thankfully ends the death penalty in Washington. The court makes it perfectly clear that capital punishment in our state has been imposed in an ‘arbitrary and racially biased manner,’ is ‘unequally applied’ and serves no criminal justice goal. This is a hugely important moment in our pursuit for equal and fair application of justice.”

“In 2014, Inslee declared a moratorium on the death penalty in Washington state saying at the time it was clear to him that use of capital punishment is inconsistent and unequal.”
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Posted by Steve on October 12, 2018 at 12:03 am | Permalink

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