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Virginia lawmakers approve bill ending death penalty

Virginia lawmakers approve bill ending death penalty

State lawmakers in Virginia gave final approval on Monday to a bill that will end capital punishment. The legislation now heads to the Gov. Ralph Northam who has said he will sign the measure into law. Virginia’s new Democratic majority pushed the repeal effort, arguing that the death penalty has been applied disproportionately to people of color, mentally ill and the indigent.

Kathy
Kathy
Jerry Mandering
Jerry Mandering 1 weeks

So let me get this straight, Governor Northampton is for killing babies even after they are born, but not violent criminals 🤔

Rocky
Rocky 1 weeks

Ending the death penalty while expanding baby murder. What a confused and twisted individual that Blackface Northam is. How about you be consistent with, at the bare minimum, your respect for human life.

wilhemena
wilhemena 1 weeks

i am trying to wrap my head around this 'news' site's moderation policies... apparently using common words in normal use somehow offends the censor algorithmns... welcome to 1984

James G.
James G. 1 weeks

I’m for getting rid of the death penalty (it costs more and sometimes kills innocent people), but the motivation stated in the Washington Times Article “arguing that the death penalty has been applied disproportionately to people of color, the mentally ill and the indigent” is a bad reason. You can argue about it’s not great as a deterrence or sanctity of human life, but arguing “the people who commit crimes worthy of said punishment are from catergories we like” isn’t a good reason. It’s like saving someone from drowning because you think they’ll pay you: you may be doing the right thing, but your doing it for the wrong reason.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 1 weeks

Yesterday there was a story about a 3 time murderer with a 130yr sentence killing a prison guard and critically wounding another. There definitely is a benefit to society from the death penalty.

Vark
Vark 1 weeks

Yankee colonists have taken over Virginia. They ruin every state they touch. They cut down our forrests, raise our rent, buy up all the house.

riheg
riheg 1 weeks

Progress but I suppose the so called pro life people will remain pro death penalty. Republican “logic.” Christianity doesn’t exclude criminals from the command not to kill, in fact Jesus spend a lot of time with sinners in order to help them. But I guess that’s inconvenient

AntiBS
AntiBS 1 weeks

Of course, the Democrats voter demography has a huge overrepresentation among the criminals so they must be protected.

Rafiel
Rafiel 1 weeks

So, they abolish the death penalty because feeding, clothing, washing, and treating someone for 60+ years in a cramped and miserable jail where they are perpetually depressed is more humane?

wilhemena
wilhemena 1 weeks

great! kill with impunity, just like in DC

Scott Hallinan
Scott Hallinan 1 weeks

That'll change when they get their own Charlie Manson

Seekster
Seekster 1 weeks

Virginia is now a northern state.

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 1 weeks

Hooray to killing innocent babies but oh the humanity killing vile evil criminals. Liberal logic 101

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 1 weeks

Good, now it should be outlawed federally.

karl
karl 1 weeks

Murder is not justice and there is no solace in revenge, it is not only immoral but inefficient in preventing crime. The death penalty does not add any significant deterrent effect above that of long-term imprisonment, nothing is worse than death.

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