Duty to fulfill death verdicts
Gov. Gavin Newsom has stated he “will not oversee the execution of any individual,” regardless of how heinous the crime. Serial killers and cold-blooded murderers are not “any” individual.
Death Row inmates, in cases of questionable guilt, should be afforded legal representation and deferment; however, those convicted by irrefutable evidence or selfadmission have forfeited their “inalienable rights.” The death penalty is not “murder;” rather, an execution administered to someone “legally” convicted of a capital crime, as well as a permanent “protective” excision of a societal cancer.
Since there is no indication of “divine” intervention to prevent carnage, safeguard innocents or dispense justice, we have a collective responsibility to honor jury directives, rather than assign judgment to an indeterminate “hereafter.”
– Paula Ann Costis, Fresno