Michaela Petit

Letters: Fast track to the execution chamber

Re "Campaign seeks faster route to death chamber," Feb. 13

On a number of issues California has been a forward-thinking leader. That is why it is most disturbing that three governors who are clearly out of touch with the direction this state is heading are clinging to a death penalty system that is costly, out-dated and broken.

The residents of Los Angeles county voted in 2012 in favor of Proposition 34, which would have replaced the death penalty with life with no chance of parole, used the money saved to fund police investigations and stopped wasting money on a system that is broken beyond repair.

This initiative to speed up the execution process will waste...

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