A recent study by a federal appellate court judge and a law school professor indicated that the prosecution and implementation of the death penalty in California costs our taxpayers as much as 4 BILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR. Our state is bleeding red ink and we are not able to properly educate our children, take care of our elderly or to begin to rebuild roads that are in dire need of repair. We cannot afford the outrageous expense of the death penalty.
However, there are many more important reasons why you should strongly consider voting YES on Proposition 34 to get rid of the death penalty in California.
If the Proposition passes what will happen is those facing the death penalty will have their sentence converted to life in prison without the possibility of parole. What this means, is that the death row inmates will not be released from custody and so the public will be safe from any fears that these convicts will be released to commit more crimes.
At last count there were 1,226 organizations and community leaders who have endorsed Proposition 34. Scores of family members of crime victims have come forward to support Proposition 34. These are in many cases family members of those currently on death row.
We all know that with the advent of DNA many people have been executed and it was later discovered that they were in fact innocent. After you kill someone there is nothing you can do to make things “right” for the wrongfully accused person who the state has put to death.
It is time for California to join many other states and the entire “civilized world” in saying that we will no longer find it necessary to kill people under the authority of the State of California.
We would very much like your thoughts on this very important issue to our state’s future.
At Wallin & Klarich, we have been defending those accused of murder and violent crimes for over 30 years. The death penalty is the ultimate punishment and anyone who is facing or has a loved one facing murder charges in San Bernardino, Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange County should immediately contact our aggressive murder defense law firm. Call us now at 888-280-6839.