November 2012 Election, California, Proposition 34

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Vote Recommendation: No

With all its problems, I believe the death penalty is necessary. Repealing it would be a step in the wrong direction, like cutting your arm off to treat a broken wrist.

See: November 2012 Election, California


Death Penalty Repeal.

Initiative Statute


Repeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to existing death sentences. Directs $100 million to law enforcement agencies for investigations of homicide and rape cases. Fiscal Impact: Ongoing state and county criminal justice savings of about $130 million annually within a few years, which could vary by tens of millions of dollars. One-time state costs of $100 million for local law enforcement grants.

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