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Virginia governor signs legislation banning death penalty

Virginia governor signs legislation banning death penalty

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation on Wednesday abolishing the state’s death penalty. ’We can’t give out the ultimate punishment without knowing we are always right,’ Northam said, adding, ’This government will no longer take a life.’ Northam highlighted that the death penalty is disproportionately used against Black people. Virginia last carried out an out an execution in 2017.

Chris
Chris
Neutral
Neutral 4 weeks

So life in prison is the other option if I understand this correctly. I would much rather see politicians focus on reforming prisons so these people stop re offending and become productive members of their community. That would be something to read about IMO.

Braindead
Braindead 4 weeks

Better start building bigger prison to houses them forever. O yeah and raised taxes to care for them too.

Tired of the BS
Tired of the BS 4 weeks

Unless you’re a newborn baby whose mother doesn’t want it, then the death sentence is ok in his eyes.

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 4 weeks

The mind of a liberal don't kill criminals but late term abortions or even after the baby is born this guy who dressed up like a KKK member say do it.

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 4 weeks

This guy doesn't like killing murderers and rapists, but newborns are okay.

Nathan
Nathan 4 weeks

Good for the good gov’ner blackface Northam.

Oliver Holzerfül
Oliver Holzerfül 4 weeks

We dont kill em we just turn them into forever slaves

Jerry Mandering
Jerry Mandering 4 weeks

But post birth abortions are ok?

Seekster
Seekster 4 weeks

Virginians are now yankees.

Scott Hallinan
Scott Hallinan 4 weeks

That'll change after they get their own Charlie Manson.

Haven Mallow
Haven Mallow 4 weeks

Good. It's about time that medieval barbarism is abolished.

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