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Gov. Rell to Decide on Death Penalty

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posted on May, 22 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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Gov. Rell to Decide on Death Penalty


www.examiner.com

On Friday, the Connecticut state Senate voted to replace capitol punishment with a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Now, the death penalty debate rests squarely on the shoulders of Governor Jodi Rell, who will decide whether or not to sign or veto the new law which seeks to abolish such practices as lethal injections for condemned inmates with no chance of freedom.
However, Rell has stated publicly that she does support the death penalty for heinous crimes.
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posted on May, 22 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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With all the recent state senate hearings on Gay Marriage, are other controversial issues being ruled on more as well? Connecticut does not use the death penalty as much as some other states, but I am surprised that this ruling actually happened.

Rumor here is that Rell is going to veto the bill. Perhaps we are at a moral turning point as a country, and that is why all of a sudden we are seeing this change. Or perhaps people realized that if the government is torturing people in Guantanamo, perhaps it's happening right in our backyards with capital punishment.

Today was a little shocking for most Connecticut residents. Many of us did not see this coming. There has been one execution in Connecticut since 1976, and there are ten inmates on death row in the state.

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