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originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like the cracks in the woodwork are getting wider.
Fautz, who said he hadn’t seen Sayoc in at least six years, said that Sayoc was very opinionated, but that his political views had apparently shifted over the last decade. “I would have called him like a Democrat, if I had to pick him,” Fautz said. “He was pretty liberal.” Sayoc is now a registered Republican.
As of 2002, a total of 1,043 people have been executed in Pennsylvania since 1693, the 3rd highest of any other state or commonwealth in the Union, after New York (1,130) and Virginia (1,361).
Since 1978, there have been nearly 25,000 homicides throughout the state of Pennsylvania, where 408 of these homicides ended in defendants being put on death row. This amounts to 1.6 death sentences to every 100 homicides in Pennsylvania, which is a very low number[clarification needed].
The former Governor of Pennsylvania, Robert Casey, signed a bill in 1990 that changed the method of execution from electrocution to lethal injection. This changed the idea of how much money is spent on death row inmates yearly because lethal injection has a big price to taxpayers every year.
As of 2015, 183 people were on Pennsylvania's death row. This number has gone down to 155 as of December 1, 2017.
In February 2015, Governor Tom Wolf, announced a moratorium on the death penalty, suspending plans to execute Terrance Williams for a 1984 robbery and fatal tire-iron beating of another man in Philadelphia. Wolf called the current system error-prone and expensive, and announced plans to continue to issue reprieves while a legislative committee prepares a report about the state's use of capital punishment.
Pennsylvania no longer is a state that practices the act of death by lethal injection in many cases. Governor Wolf has expressed concerns over the death penalty use in Pennsylvania, specifically in terms of the cost.
The state of Pennsylvania spends about 46 million annually on the death penalty to maintain the prisoners housed on death row, as well as carrying out any executions. The average price to house and take care of a death row inmate per year is about $42,000. With concerns over the cost of the death penalty growing, Governor Wolf has indicated his support for a cost-benefit analysis to examine what the state gets from carrying out death sentences versus the cost to the state.
Governor Wolf presented a moratorium on the death penalty in the state. This means that for the time being, the act of a death sentence is prohibited. Wolf has stated, "In no way does this mean sympathy for those guilty on death row." 
originally posted by: CADpro
a reply to: CADpro
Before we moved out of the city, I was talking to a neighbor who said at his church, most all men carried. They also locked the doors as service began. Two men would also stand by the front door to make sure nobody got in. This was the strangest thing I've ever heard, but now it makes sense.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: seagull
most don't feel the need to bring their guns to the voting booth with them though...
so please explain to me how gun control is voter supression??
originally posted by: IAMTAT
originally posted by: underwerks
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: underwerks
Well the media blamed Trump for the bomb guy.
You and they will find a way to blame Trump for this as well.
This guy was definitely a radicalized right winger who was so far right that Trump was too moderate for him.
Are you sure about that?
This Nazi hates Jews (Hello, radical Iran).
This Nazi hates Trump (Hello, Leftists & radical Iran).
This Nazi hates Jared Kushner...and, by extension, Trump's extended family (Hello, Alt-Left and radical Iran).
This Nazi was certainly against the US supporting Israel (Hello, Alt-Left & radical Iran).
This Nazi was certainly against moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem (Hello, Left & radical Iran).
"All Jews Must Die!" (Hello, radical Iran!)
Really,...it seems like THIS Nazi has MUCH in common with radical Iran and the Left.