Scrapping death penalty is wrong
In the blink of an eye Gavin Newsom both insulted and increased the victimization of one of California’s most vulnerable populations: the families of murder victims.
His statement that the death penalty would not soften the blow for crime victims’ families only exposes his lack of understanding as to what occurs when families lose loved ones to horrible crimes. The blow unbeknownst to Mr. Newsom was already dealt when innocent family members were murdered.
To Gavin Newsom I say this: our daughter was innocent. She was brutally murdered. The perpetrator was neither a person of color, mentally ill or poor. The murderer was convicted in Monterey County in trial where he had two defense attorneys and a jury of his peers. Due to overwhelming evidence he was convicted. A second trial on punishment resulted in the jury of his peers recommending death and a very intelligent and wise judge sentencing him to death. No hat tricks, just justice according to and required by law.
And so in response to Gavin Newsom’s morality: best check yourself. Your real reason for a moratorium on the death penalty may be found in your polling data and not in the issue of personal morality.
– William Hickman, Clovis