Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Governor Newsom Halts Death Penalty in California

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order to halt the death penalty in California. Newsom says the execution chamber at San Quentin prison is already being dismantled, and he will not sign execution orders as long as he is governor. Newsom’s surprise move has cheered death penalty opponents. It could also set the stage for a 2020 ballot initiative to repeal the death penalty.
Christopher Martinez reports.