737 inmates are singing the praises of one governor who enacted a moratorium on executions.
Governor of California Gavin Newsom signed the executive order that will allow those on the nation’s largest death row to continue to sap from society.
Meanwhile ,President Trump has already slammed the move tweeting, “Friends and families of the always forgotten VICTIMS are not thrilled, and neither am I!”
Newsom referred to the death penalty as “a failure” that “has discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or can’t afford expensive legal representation.”
He also said that innocent people have at times been wrongfully put to death. Newsom says the lesson is one he claims to have learned 40 years ago after his father and grandfather advocated for an innocent man.
“I was a young man learning that life story,” the CA governor recalled. “I’ve gotten a sense over a course of many, many years over the disparities in our criminal justice system.”
After signing the order Newsom stated that “it’s a very emotional place that I stand,” adding, “this is about who I am as a human being, this is about what I can or cannot do; to me this was the right thing to do.”
California once again demonstrates it’s many incentives for criminals to take residence in a state that hasn’t executed a criminal since 2006.