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Death penalty foe expects 'wave' of California executions

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Bob Egelko has this story with the above headline in the SF Chron:

California has not executed a prisoner since 2006, but a legal scholar who opposes the death penalty says a recent state ballot measure and U.S. Supreme Court rulings could doom as many as 20 inmates who have run out of appeals.

With the passage last year of Proposition 66, which eliminated regulatory review of the state's new one-drug execution procedures, "I think there's going to be a wave of executions," Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Berkeley Law School, said Tuesday in a meeting with The Chronicle's editorial board.

That "wave" is long-overdue justice in some truly heinous murder cases, and, yes, that was the idea.

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California People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty, claim to be "deeply disturbed by violent crime and by the suffering of its victims and their families".

They also;
"believe that the God/Wisdom of all faiths calls us to something more: a high and often difficult standard of love and forgiveness and justice...";
and that California should "Execute justice".

Well . . .
"California has Executed only 13 death row inmates since 1978"
and

Fernando Belmontes, "broke into McConnell’s home" and "bludgeoned [Steacey] McConnell 15-20 times with an iron dumbbell, crushing her skull."

Belmontes, also having previously been an accessory to manslaughter, was allowed to live 36 years -- since 1981! -- after murdering an innocent young woman whom
he massacred when she was only 19 years old.

How is that a 'high standard of justice'?
How does that consider 'the suffering of victims and their families'?

"California People" ought support a speedy execution and by necessity oppose irrelevant delays, if they desire anything approaching such a standard.

May we mourn the death of Steacey McConnell,
& 1 day spit on the grave of abolitionism.

~ https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131231923;
~ http://californiapeopleoffaith.org/about-us/

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