It’s unconstitutional to rape kids, murder people, who protects the rights of the PEOPLE?
SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A federal judge in Orange County Wednesday declared California’s death penalty system unconstitutional and so “dysfunctional” that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney said delays of 25 years or more in deciding appeals and carrying out occasional executions have created an “arbitrary” system that serves no legitimate purpose.[cbs-audio-player title=”Federal OC Judge Rules Calif. Death Penalty Unconstitutional” artist=”Claudia Peschiutta” download=false image=”http://cbsla.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/knx-logo-black.jpg” url=”https://cbsla.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/mp3_bc_-wav_carts_death-penalty-cpe-1.mp3″ station_name=”KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO” station_logo=”http://cbsla.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/knx-radio.jpg”]
In a 29-page ruling, Carney stated only 13 out of more than 900 convicted murders sentenced to death in California since 1978 have been executed under the current system. Another 94 have died from illness, suicide or other causes, while nearly 40 others had their sentences overturned.
The judge also overturned the death sentence of Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was sentenced to death in Los Angeles in 1995 for the…
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